I feel like it’s been a hot minute since I just visited my local park and had a good walk around. I went back to my childhood park a little while back, and I like to visit other parks in the area to shoot blog photos, but today I was feeling the idea of just having a little stroll somewhere close to home.
Over the years, I feel like I’ve gotten pretty good at strolling. As in I can happily walk at an easy pace for well over an hour and still feel entertained. It’s so much easier to do now that I don’t need to wear sixty layers just to leave the house, and I like the way the sun peaks in and out of the clouds, showing the evergreens with rays and giving new life to the dormant trees.
I like to have a wonder around with my camera in my hand, and practise my photography. With this gallery, I was going for a nice spring vibe.
This park was the best to go to in the winter, because it sits on a hill and was perfect for sledging. Now I’m seeing it as more of a workout spot. That hill would be perfect for jogging up and working up a sweat. Does that mean I’ve matured? Hopefully.
I chose to drive because (believe it or not) I have become lazier since my teenage years. Five minutes later and there are so many different paths to take, I feel a little spoilt for choice. I love parks that disconnect you from the outside world. I’ve read that Central Park is just like that. Although it’s in one of the busiest cities in the world, there are certain points that don’t even feel like New York.
This park is pretty much always quiet, it’s the perfect reading spot too. After spending an afternoon here, I’ve realised that I need to get out of my house more, especially in my local village. There are plenty of hidden gems to explore a little bit more, and I’m finding some awesome photo spots for the future.
It’s just spring so only the daffodils are showing right now, but I’m already planning the perfect summer picnic in this exactly location in a couple of months. Bring on the heat.