As the month of May comes to an end, I’d just thought a share a few photographs from walks around my local area. At the beginning of the lockdown I’ll admit I felt a little apprehensive about taking my camera with me on walks, it didn’t feel right somehow, so I left it behind. I was worried, too, that someone might question whether it was essential. However, in the past week or two, I’ve ventured out with it. Walks in the fresh air and amongst nature are great for our mental wellbeing. I think many people are discovering the benefits of being outdoors at this time , judging by the amount of people I’ve seen out walking and jogging around my neighbourhood.
Capturing little moments on camera during my walks helps with mental wellbeing too, I believe. Photography can help you to observe more, to notice little details, to see things with fresh eyes. And so long as you don’t get too hung up on your camera settings, it can be a tool to practice mindfulness, to be more present in the moment. And when I look back at these images in years to come, I’ll remember where I was when I took them and why I was there, wandering down quiet country lanes with not a soul to be seen.
May – the month of hedgerows, hawthorn and cow parsley
Sometimes, though, I have company … it’s not always easy to socially distance from a curious cat !
Have a lovely Sunday and stay safe …