Into the Woods…

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise. We’re lucky enough to have several woods near where we live and we make good use of them. And yes, there is usually a surprise or two to be had each time we visit. Usually, in the form of little wild flowers that I’ve never seen before and some that I have and continue to enjoy like this pretty mallow.

And then there’s this… I’ve never seen anything like it before but it was in the part of the woods that I always think of as the fairy glen. Spotting this in that area seemed particularly apt because it does look a bit other-worldly.

I love the change of seasons in the woods, but especially love spring when the wild daffodils and bluebells make an appearance. I’m starting to think of the woods as my happy place, as I’m really at peace when I’m there.

Vivvy loves it, of course, and I think her own happy place is when we visit the waterfall. She adores the water, and thankfully the stream is very shallow so it’s a safe spot for her (unlike a few weeks ago when she fell in a river and couldn’t get out – it put years on me, I can tell you).

There’s something so calming about the trickle of water. Which reminds me, I keep meaning to plan a small water feature for the garden. Maybe I should get on to that.

How about you? Where’s your happy place?

5 responses to “Into the Woods…

  1. Your woods are lovely, especially those flowers. Though I’m with Vivvy. Water is my thing, so anytime I’m near it, I’m happy.

  2. What a wonderful place! It’s hard to pick my Happy Place. Anywhere with nature makes me happy and calmer, whether it’s woods, seashore or open countryside.

  3. Beautiful post this morning. Love the pictures. Just sitting out on the patio makes me happy. Being covered it’s different but still nice when it’s raining. I think being out in nature is always peaceful and calming. I need to do it more often. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. pretty pictures. I love the flowers and the mushrooms. I am always enchanted by gatherings of mushrooms- since I was a kid, I imagine fairies, too. Thanks for sharing part of the beauty of the earth with us. Jillian

  5. Your woods sound and look wonderful. If they were near me I would be spending a lot of time there. Great photos too. Those mushrooms are really something! Woods are my happy place too, along with fields and the coast. Oh, and my garden of course. Hope you manage to get your water feature. Water’s a lovely calming sound in the garden. 🙂

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