Spending time outdoors in the sunshine in the highlight of the day during these crazy times we are living through. Even the Scottish weather has taken pity on us mere humans and been glorious for the past couple of weeks or more.
Usually I’ve been walking along the coastal route, enjoying a regular meander along the beach and filling my lungs with salty sea air but last Friday evening it looked as though Mother Nature was going to treat us to a spectacular sunset.
Time to change route to get a better view!
So, instead of heading down the steep hill from the house, Boy Child and I headed up.
What a view!
With time to spare before the sun actually set, we decided to explore the woodland to the west.
Not a soul in sight. Birds were singing in the trees. A gentle breeze was rustling through the leaves. It was peaceful. Calming. Serene.
SO good for the soul.
We eventually followed a path that brought us out at the back of the a local caravan park and guess what we found? A park and some swings!
I love swings! (yes, I know I’m a big kid)
Having channelled my inner child for a few brief moments, we retraced our steps arriving back at the car park just in time to watch the sun sink behind the Argyllshire hills.
Here, take a look but this doesn’t do it justice.
Sometimes you just need to pause and take in the beauty of the world around you and appreciate all that you have.
Stay safe, folks.
Five years ago today, the first book in the Silver Lake series was published and three years ago today the third book in the series, Bonded Souls was launched.
To celebrate this special day, Bonded Souls will be free to download to Kindle for one day only.
Two weeks into lockdown and I suspect most of us are struggling with this current world pandemic. I know I’ve had my moments.
One thing that is helping to keep me sane ( well as sane as I ever am – just before anyone else says it!) is my daily “authorised” excursion. I appreciate that I am extremely lucky in to live in a beautiful part of the world with some stunning views on the doorstep.
The daily meander usually follows the same route…well I am a self-confessed creature of habit.
The daily meander takes me to the beach.
My soul needs to be soothed with the feeling of sand under my soles. It’s as simple as that.
I’ve been combining these walks with an almost daily photography challenge. It’s amazing what you take note of if you actually take the time to open your eyes to the world around you and look.
There have been various themes so far
New Growth, New Life
And maybe my favourite so far …. the challenge to find something every colour of the rainbow (ok, I struggled a wee bit with blue , indigo and violet)
Still chasing rainbows and dreams….told you I was a creature of habit.
Stay safe, folks