The Long Way Around

Walking is truly a gift. I am always in wonder at the times when I take an unexpected detour to work, or maybe take a long stroll to my local park, there are always sights and sounds I don’t usually hear or see along my usual path. Sometimes I even wake up that little bit earlier to watch the sun rise over the local fields near where I live. Watching as each tree is silhouetted in the suns rays.

“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day”

Picture taken by me

Seeing the workings of Mather Nature at its best by walking is the perfect way to get perspective on how the seasons, even the time of day, can truly change the landscapes around us.

I know I sound like one of those Countryfile presenters on the television, but as someone who loves the outdoors, taking the long way to places can be even more eye opening to what nature has to offer us all.

For example, because I walk to work every day, I like to mix it up a bit and add maybe a steady hill, just to increase my stamina. And just by taking that little detour, and working a bit harder than usual, some of natures hidden scenery can be revealed.

Picture taken by me

Being at this point in the year is interesting because, as all the leaves have fallen from the trees and have slowly gone through their life cycle, the trees’ branches can reveal their majestic forms and its amazing.

The way the branches grow outwards makes them seem like they are coiled snakes weaving in and out of one another slowly making their way to the top, not knowing when or if they’ll end.

Taking the longer way around to places, can make journeys more enjoyable. I know it may take longer, but if you have some extra time on your hands and feel like the need to break free from the confines of the four walls that surround you, then I highly recommend it. Being able to maybe see the environment that when in a car are missed, creates a feeling of peace, and at the same time, stimulates blood flow and other health benefits too.

I highly recommend it to anyone!!