My state of mind has fluctuated quite a bit this morning. I realised the day was bright and calm so rushed to get washed and dressed and headed out with the camera. At first I was uplifted. Sunshine, not too cold, blue sky, fresh air, what could be better.
Then my mood dropped a little as I realised there wasn’t much to photograph.
Soon my mood changed to joy when I saw a lovely collection of dangly catkins as well as Celandines brightening the verges, and even a friendly Thrush. Spring really is springing!
The walk ended on a slightly less positive note when I realised I simply wouldn’t be able to manage to walk all the way down through the woods and back as I was in too much pain 😦 Sadly when walking on rough, uneven ground, I end up jarring my back over and over, making the pain shoot right through me like an electric shock. So I turned around and strolled slowly home to have a cup of tea and some pain killers. I’m going to have to face facts and try to keep to roads, pavements and wheelchair-friendly type paths from now on I think…
However, back in the garden at home I cheered up a bit to see fluffy Willow catkins, a couple of flies (not that exciting to most, but they represent the return of the insects to me!), and the Jackdaws starting to nest. I remembered that even if I can’t go for a long walk I can enjoy the nature in my garden. I’m hoping to buy some wildflowers and pond/bog plants from Naturescape this spring to put round the pond to really encourage the dragonflies and damselflies 🙂
Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind