Troserch Woodland Walk

My Walk this Week 199 – Corona Confusion

My walk this week is an offer to use my StillWalks® videos as well as these blog posts to keep calm and bring the outside in either for yourself or others who are self isolating as a result of the Corona virus pandemic, the confusion it brings and need to de-stress and cope with the anxiety that inevitably accompanies this unusual situation.

As the isolation strategy is to keep away from other people but not actually to stay indoors if you are living away from an urban environment, the StillWalks® message still applies as it is my hope that the videos and blog posts prompt you to go out if you can, and pay attention to the environment around you.

So this week I am providing a video below and links to one or two others as well as a selection of samples.

Starting at sunrise early on a summer morning in Carmarthenshire, South Wales, you will hear the birds and bees, sheep and a horse as you start out along the lane towards the beautiful woodland of Troserch. Crossing a footbridge, the reflections of light and shade in a river are accompanied by wild flowers and footsteps as you head towards a kissing gate leading out into the open fields.

Other videos you can watch or just listen to are:

A colourful Springtime garden video from France Garden Walk, France

You may also enjoy this StillWalks project video – Happy Muddy People

And this video which, unusually for me, uses actual video rather than still images! Forest February

Then there are further samples available on YouTube.

If these videos can help anyone in any way, isolating or not, I will be delighted. As always, more StillWalks® videos are available to download via the shop.

A Visit to Hereford

First I must tell everyone that the StillWalks website is currently offline due to a hacking attack. 🙁 I hope to have it back up and running by the end of the week. This blog is still going as is the Facebook page and Flickr.

Another trip to a new place – this time to visit Hereford College of Art with my daughter who will be starting a degree in applied arts next year.

The college was very good and the lecturers very enthusiastic. Hereford was a great place too. We visited the Museum and Art Gallery and the cathedral and were very impressed. The gallery had an exhibition on called Emerge from the Made in the Middle organisation and the cathedral was a fascinating place. We will have to visit again.

Here are some pics from the exhibition – tomorrow I’ll put some up from the cathedral, all taken on my iPhone!

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