Thursday, 17 April 2014

Word of the Week - Peace

"I long for the countryside, that's where I get my calm and tranquillity - from being able to come and find a spot of green" - Emilia Clarke

Last weekend we spent a few days in the Somerset countryside. After the most peaceful and restful night's sleep on Friday we decided to visit Cheddar Gorge. Despite being in the middle of the Easter holidays the thought of walking up 274 to the viewing tower had seemed to put off a lot of visitors making it un-crowded and peaceful apart from the huffing and puffing coming from me.

We spent the next three hours walking along both sides of the gorge, stopping frequently to admire the view and take pictures, although the photo never seemed to quite capture the depth and scale of what your eyes were seeing.

During a moment of quiet reflection I thought of all the effort we all put in to get something looking perfect; whether it's ourselves, our home, our relationship or our work. Yet here out in the countryside nature has taken it's course, by just letting things be and giving it time the most beautiful creation has appeared.

Perhaps instead of trying to impact and influence everything, we should also try to let nature take it's course and find peace in the end result?






 
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14 comments:

  1. I love to go there and just see the sights and be in one with nature. Amazing how even when there are lots of people you can still have your own space there. Love your photos. Thanks for sharing your experience =) #WOTW

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  2. Oh wow it sounds so tranquil. Glad you got some peace, great#WotW

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  3. Beautiful. I love Cheddar Gorge. And that's a thought-provoking post there - thanks for sharing with #WotW x

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  4. I'm assuming you don't have small children?! I love Somerset - I haven't been to that area for years, Wooky Hole is around there isn't it? Yes peace and tranquility would be amazing, glad you found some there. #WotW

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  5. Stunning, and wise words. Love that black and white image, very striking. #WotW

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  6. Oh wow stunning! It's a place I would love to visit.

    Yes I agree. Your 'let nature take it's course' thought is a thought I have every morning when looking at my hair lol xx

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  7. Very wise words!! Beautiful photos!

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  8. It looks lovely there! Peace is the thing I miss most with two small children ;) #pocolo

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  9. I love cheddar gorge and Somerset -my parents live there and I live in Bristol. I love the ragged look of the gorge and I definitely feel at peace when I am out in the countryside x

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  10. Those photos are beautiful and the countryside would a darling place to live. I think we can all do with a little peace now and again. #WotW

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  11. Beautiful photos :) I LOVE Cheddar gorge and we very nearly went there for Mothers Day - I decided to leave it until the weather is a bit better so am definitely going there soon. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo :) x

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  12. Wow,I love that panoramic shot. Very impressive landscape.

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  13. Lovely photos. I think Cheddar Gorge is beautiful #wotw

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  14. Beautiful photos...such a lovely spot! #PoCoLo

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