There is no better way to start the New Year than by getting out and about for a good, fresh, air-filled walk to clear the mind and restore the senses. As we spent a week in the North-West corner of Ireland for New Year, the Clady River provided the perfect setting to encounter flora and fauna in its wild moorland setting.
A walk by a river is restorative on the senses as the sound of the babbling or at times gushing, water overtakes and calms the mind.
You don’t have to be a gardener to appreciate the natural wonders of the world but being a gardener, you most certainly do appreciate the intricacies and splendour of the natural world. Vestiges of plant life remain in the seed heads and brown foliage of the Summer past and despite the time of year which leaves much of the moorland barren, nature never ceases to amaze in her ability to allow plant life to flourish in the most unexpected of places, growing from and in between rocks and crevices. It is often the lone tree against a desolate backdrop or the indomniable efforts of a plant to burst forth no matter the inhospitably of the surroundings which are most inspiring!
Take a walk outside to start your New Year and fill your lungs with fresh air and your mind with fresh thoughts as you enjoy the healing power of nature.