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Why I Love the Outdoors

apple tree blossom

apple tree blossomIt could be the early morning mist. The dew hanging onto a cobweb which is stretched over a gate. The pink bud on the pear tree that bursts; its white flower quivering in the wind.

The dawn chorus. Competing to be heard over each other. The roughness of the pheasant contrasting with the laughter of the woodpecker.

Holding the hand of my little girl as we walk around the field. Observing the colours that are appearing. Dots of pale blue, purple, a red tulip we’d never seen there before. Exploring behind the trees for a secret clump of bluebells. Trying to convince my daughter they are bluebells, even though we also have some white ones.

Watching the chickens as they scratch and squabble. The peacefulness that comes over you when you see a hen with its wing outstretched, sunbathing in the weak sunshine.

Watching the ducks splash. Chasing each other out of the water. Water droplets flying everywhere.

Coming in, out of the cold wind, settling in front of the log fire.

This is what I love about the outdoors.

Why I Love the Outdoors from Helen || a bookish baker on Vimeo.

Music: One Fine Day by Jason Shaw

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5 Comments

  • Reply Gwen

    Ah this is lovely. I’ve been finding myself craving a garden recently, as I currently live in the city centre in a flat. While I love how accessible everything is, I do love the sound of the trees and the birdsong when I’m out in the countryside!

    27th April 2016 at 7:51 pm
    • Reply Helen Redfern

      Oh thank you, Gwen. I love the sound of the countryside, although it can also give some terrifying sounds. We had a barn owl right outside our window once. Petrified me!

      28th April 2016 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    Those are the exact same reasons why I love the outdoors, too. Summed up in one word, it’s magical.

    27th April 2016 at 9:22 pm
    • Reply Helen Redfern

      It really is, Rachel. x

      28th April 2016 at 8:16 am
  • Reply Anne

    Love your work Helen. I feel like I have just met a kindred spirit, as Anne of G G would say.

    8th November 2016 at 4:25 am
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