New year woody walk

 

 

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I’ve not always been a fan of New Year, mostly because the pub I could get into for free for 364 days of the year suddenly wanted to charge me fifteen quid for the pleasure. But, in the past few years, I’ve come to see the value in marking a point in life – acknowledging where you’ve been the past twelve months, good and bad, and looking forward to what might come next.

 

This year, though, New Year was effectively cancelled thanks to a rather spectacular bout of norovirus. We were in bed asleep long before the bells chimed midnight and the next morning everything felt a little bit flat. No empty bottle of celebratory champagne, no resolutions, no standing outside watching the local fireworks. So, we decided to take our disease-riddled bodies for a bracing walk. And I’m jolly glad we did, because, as these pics show, there is colour to be found in even the greyest, coldest, sickness-filled day. It reminded me that we’re still bloody lucky in the grand scheme of things. Happy New Year.

 

 

A tree ent...

 

 Tree Ent

 

 

 

An autumn of leaves...

 

 Leaves

 

 

 

 Magical moss...

 

Moss

 

 

 

 

A hobbit hole...

 

Hobbit Hole

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