Who knew that I was practicing 'Friluftsliv' going about my morning walk? A nordic concept literally translated means,
'Free air living!' COVID restrictions not withstanding, how wonderful it is to meet and walk with friends in the open air regardless of the weather.
Grateful for the fact that this country park is still accessible during lockdown2 (in England). In Sweden the ability to be able to walk freely in nature is called, 'allmansrätten,' although I have to say the name sounds like a dessert!
The colours are definitely autumnal and there is a sense that nature is going to sleep. It is rather peaceful. Being in nature calms the mind, clears the head and encourages one to be in the moment. Mindfulness, concentrating in the here and now, is a positive activity in these uncertain and sometimes chaotic times.