A Buttercup’s-Eye View

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Today’s intended walk was cut short a mere five minutes from home – instead of wandering over to the duck pond as planned I changed my mind and simply sat down on the short mowed grass on Wanstead Flats for a while and watched the world go by…

Feeling much refreshed and relaxed, spending quality time in nature doing little more than enjoying the good weather never fails to cheer me up  ❀

Beautifully Backlit

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Looking towards central London from the edge of Wanstead Flats, Leytonstone, East London…really pleased at achieving such a lovely silhouette with my phone camera.

It’s actually taken in colour, but appears almost monochrome, thanks to the steadily-greying skies…Β  πŸ™‚

On a Cold and Frosty Morning

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I went out for a relatively early wintery walk this morning, to try to capture the beautiful frosty views on Wanstead Flats, East London, close to where we live… ❀

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I love the way the two tower blocks on the edge of the flats give a bit of an urban context to the landscape – we are in East London, after all!Β  πŸ™‚

Daily Prompt: Sanctuary

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In spite of being more of a country girl than a city woman, I’ve lived in London for the last fifteen years! But I’ve found walking quietly in nature always offers me much-needed sanctuary from the manic full-on-ness of busy city life.

We live right on the edge of Wanstead Flats and Bush Wood, at the lowest end of the ancient woodlands of Epping Forest, so thankfully always have access to our own little haven of natural calm whatever the time of dayΒ  πŸ™‚

Daily Prompt: Sanctuary