Wednesday 16 March 2011

busy, busy

Sometimes it's only when I take a look backwards that I can see how busy life is. I've had little time for blogging this past week, but I have found time to get outside in the brighter spring weather. I also had a little trip up to Dartmoor last sunday, to meet up with some special old friends. It was one of those perfect spring days, not a cloud in the sky. A morning walk, followed by sunday roast in the pub, then more walking in the afternoon through woodland of twisty trees, moss-covered boulders, and Dartmoor ponies.

My eye was drawn upward to the treetops, and the very different shapes these branches made against the sky.

Near the end of our walk we wandered into the beautiful graveyard surrounding the village church at Sheepstor. Ancient hand-carved gravestones were interspersed with daffodils and crocuses. It was good to spend some time in a  very different landscape from home. Immersing myself in nature seems to sharpen my senses, and rejuvenate both mind and body.


Pipany said...

Hurrah, you posted! I love Dartmoor though rarely visit. there is something very special about its scenery and especially the way pretty nooks appear in the otherwise austere landscape. that first photo has an almost surreal quality to it - very lovely. Thank you again dear Diana for the chat xx

sue said...

Such a beautiful place, full of inspiration. Love the trees photos they feel like lacework to me!

Reading Tea Leaves said...

I feel rejuvinated just reading this post Diana.

I love the photo of the graveyard and all the delicate spring flowers. Beautiful.


Purrfect Haven said...

gorgeous shots. Helen x