I’ve been doing some reading recently on the positive impacts of nature on mental and physical well-being. On the weekend, I got an opportunity to put the theory into practice. I went for a long walk along a series of trails near the cottage. Except for a few birds, I was alone the entire time. It had been a long, busy week and as I walked along the trail, I could feel the tension leaving my body. After an hour or so, I began to feel more mentally alert. So I just kept walking. I had my camera with me, which forced me to notice my surroundings, rather than just on my thoughts. Eventually, it started to rain, so I headed back. Refreshed and much more relaxed.