I live in a beautiful part of the UK in an area called Gloucestershire. My home is in the city of Gloucester and I love walking the urban lanes and city streets to get to my little slice of heaven. On an ordinary day it takes me around 1 hour and 1/2 to get to this tranquil haven I call ‘Gloucester’s hidden secret’. Many people who live outside Gloucester often frown upon Gloucester, some are a bit snobby and think Gloucester is just the city centre, buts it’s not, there is so much more to Gloucester.
I know many people who may live in a city may find the thought of walking so far to get into nature too much, but for me it has been a saving grace. Walking has brought me back home to my body, it has energised and brought vitality to a sluggish spirit and has allowed my intuition to strengthen through long periods of sacred solitude.
So today I am going to take you on a photographic journey of one of my favourite walks I do on an ordinary day, which by the way, is anything but ordinary to me.
Bear with me as I take you on this journey. In the beginning, some of images may seem rather uninspiring, yet beauty can be found in the strangest places and as I walk on you will see the countryside I so adore in the UK.
|After a little walk through the urban areas I reach my first taste of nature through the kissing gate onto a small track.|
|Through the arches to the cow field…|
|These lovely heifers and cows always greet me by a good glare each day lol!|
|This is a lovely place to see bumble bees gathering nectar and to admire the smiley daisies.|
|A Sea Of Daisies – scrumdiddlyumptious!|
|Some days I turn right to Maisemore, some days I go left to Lower Parting, today I am going straight on, over the hill and bridge.|
|The view from the bridge of the Chocolate River (I wish haha!) this is the River Severn in Gloucester it is this chocolatey red colour because it carries a lot of silts down from the high ground.|
|The day began a bit cloudy but I love the beautiful shadows formed by the clouds today. The view from the bridge overlooks the city of Gloucester in the distance (I live 15 minutes walk from the cathedral).|
|A closer shot of Gloucester Cathedral (where Harry Potter was filmed).|
|From here I cross the road under another bridge over the motorway.|
|The sky is AMAZING today!|
|A little love on my path today. Lovely heart petal.|
|Even along the motorway nature abounds.|
|A commercial pub chain in the UK but they do the best Sunday carvery lunch. I am drooling just thinking about it!|
|Over Farm Market in Gloucester (See Here ). A lovely farm shop that I have to say sells the best vanilla fudge (and rum and raison and countless others!) I have ever tasted. They also do a vanilla fudge with maltester chocolates in, yum yum! AND they sell the best cupcakes – see below.|
|Just a little peek inside at the deli counter, lovely cheeses, fudge, pastries…. yum yum!|
|Part way through my walk past Over Farm on my way to my lovely slice of heaven….|
|Today I am walking around the right side of this farmers corn field to get to my lunch view at the far top right hand corner.|
|Something quite hypnotic about corn in a field….|
|Walking up the side to my seat…. I love this land…..|
|Mid-Chomp, nom nom!|
|A view (my camera has been playing strange colour tricks today!).|
|Me enjoying late springtime sunshine.|
|Entering Lassington Woods – I love love love this place. I never saw a soul in here today. There was just me, the birds and the trees. I find it so divinely sacred. Surrounded by ancient woodland and green leaves. Birdsong surrounding me. Heaven!|
|Green Lassington Woods|
|This may seem unimportant to many people but this stone really grabbed my attention today. Lovely energy!|
And there you go… a little trip in Kelly’s World. I hope you enjoyed the journey.