Today, I am grateful for… my favourite tree

my favourite tree

Today, I am grateful for my favourite tree. Leafless, in Winter, the shape of it seems just so perfect to me and the shadow it casts as I view it from the path by the road on sunny days is such a simple delight, yet so utterly captivating that no traffic is heard when I see it there; everything is on hold as I surrender to its uncomplicated beauty. This week, on the slow stroll through the park on my return home from dropping my boys off at school, and over the weekend too, I have watched it intently. I admire every detail that nature presents to me as I indulge in my ten minute detour of a gratitude walk; it sets me up for the day ahead. My favourite tree is one of the highlights. Leaves are starting to appear, slowly unfurling, filling in the gaps a little more each day as Spring sets in and new growth greens cover up the browns that Autumn left behind. At the weekend, the sun shone through, low in the sky as the boys and I sauntered home after an active day out of doors. We stopped for a while to capture and cherish the view. Tomorrow, it will change again. Each day different; every day something new.

Comments

  1. says

    Absolutely beautiful Julia. Gorgeous post, gorgeous tree. I have a favourite tree in Buxted Park near where I live. It’s not amazing to look at but it sits in a perfect little spot and it’s branches seem to reach down to me so I can hold them. Just standing beside that tree makes me feel calmer and happier. Can’t explain it. x

    • Julia Elmore says

      Ah Richard, I am so happy to hear of your favourite tree too and I adore that your tree reaches down to hold hands with you. I totally get that calm happy tree feeling. Thank you for the beautiful image you just gave me. x

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