Please NOTE these photos were taken during the height of the SPRING SEASON. Most of the blooms you will see in this blog post are very seasonal- in fact they can only last for few short weeks. Expect a different scenery depending on the time of year you visit. Otherwise, if you are just local, it is still a good short walk.
These ground coverings have now replaced the abundant presence if bluebells just a few weeks ago. Now, all the bluebells have withered away and all you see of them are pods and some withering leaves.
Just grateful we have walked in the country park a few weeks ago because flowers don’t really last a long time. It is so important to capture the beauty of the changing seasons because you know they don’t last for a long time.
Walking around Ditchling Country Park without relying on Google Maps too maps can lead you to some amazing spots. This pond is almost hidden among some thick vegetation. Only by walking slowly and curious enough to observe the environment will be able to spot some sights like this. It feels so surreal it’s almost like a meditation pond.
Got so transfixed by the stillness of the surroundings that lead me to observe and get close with the tadpoles. It’s not the first time I’ve seen tadpoles but just by the fact that you can have the stillness all by yourself makes me say Hallelujah!
It is so tempting to bring a folding chair beside this pond and open up the laptop and start typing away. You will forget your worries for a while when you are surrounded by the still beauty of nature. Just soaking it all in just kind of sort your head a little bit. But that is the point why we spend alot of time outdoors, it is for physical fitness but most of it is to unwind and untangle the thoughts that seem too hard to process.
What a beautiful burst of sunshiny colour. Nature has a way of communicating happiness in all forms. We just have to observe and observe some more. Sometimes we live too much inside our heads that we forgot how close we are to nature. Nature is therapy, make sure you get a regular healthy dose of it.
These are probably young reeds planted at the shallower edge of the pond. They definitely add to the romantic appeal of the place.
The pond area is so eerily quiet it feels like it is pulling out your thoughts like a ticker tape and untying the knots. This is so relaxing…
Just look at how nature produces something naturally beautiful out of decaying matter. Its as if the message is hidden there but also right before our eyes. Even in decay, there arises beauty. Now that is life. Keep Living.
Stay Zen. Be Zen!