One of the things I’m most grateful for during these days of lockdown is the change of my pace in my life.
I’m aware how incredibly lucky I am to have this given time, with friends on the frontline and those homeschooling feeling a reverse.
Whilst I’ve always loved the buzz of working in hospitality and being around people, I’ve often found It leaves me a bit creatively drained on my days off. Or more commonly, I’ll start a project which never gets finished. Words and pictures sitting patiently in a draft folder or in photo albums wondering if they will ever see the light of day. Neglected.
A classic case of magpie syndrome, wanting to try everything.
Lockdown has helped me focus. I have a sharper, clearer picture to my days. Time to sit and wonder, time to roam with my camera.
Last week, I took my dear old 8-year-old second-hand SLR camera out with me on my afternoon hikes. Most of my time outdoors recently has been running, so I swapped to hiking three days last week. It’s was lovely to embrace a slower pace and notice all the changes in nature as spring bursts to life by the lake, on the fells, in the hedgerows.
Below is my capturing of all those tiny moments.
It’s been suggested these endless days of spring sunshine are perhaps the earth letting out a sigh of relief, a chance to breathe away from the constant hum of activity and pollution
Spring, turns to summer. A change is on the horizion
Esthwaite Water to Latterbarrow hill
Overlooking Lake Windermere and the Fairfield Horseshoe
A little woodland trail back to Hawkshead
Hawkshead YHA to Grizedale Forest
Hawkshead YHA to Near Sawrey in the lakeside bluebell woods
Moss Ecceles Tarn
A short walk from Beatrix Potter’s house in Near Sawrey, here favourite escape on a summers evening. And now, mine too 🙂