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Monday, 10 August 2015

So much nicer...

...than being stuck in an office.

Today it is back to work.

Back to the commute, the hassle and being stuck in an office that is surrounded by construction work.

I would so much rather be back here...
 ...this was my 'desk' for most of Friday and it was wonderful. It was like being in a secret woodland dell - even though the road was only a short distance away. This is part of a picnic area in Langdon Hills Country Park at a location called "One Tree Hill". I think the area has outgrown its name as there are certainly rather more trees than just 'one'.
The imagination could really take over if you let it...
 ...you could easily be in the grounds of Hogwarts and a snake from Slytherin is slithering by. There are a number of carvings dotted around the park & woodland and all have been created from fallen trees/branches.
Isn't this a much nicer view than looking out at a building site...
...so lovely and green. Or look at this beautiful sky...
 ...with a scattering of clouds rolling lazily by...and Nature provides its own filters...
 ...so that the sun is not too harsh. Trees surround you...
 ...which ever way you look. The building on the left...
 ...contains public toilets and there are information boards/maps telling you about the park. The structure straight ahead is made from completely reclaimed materials and the roof is planted with woodland grasses and flowers. Another beautiful tree...
 ...gracing the landscape and look what can be found beneath...
 ...a monk taking a snooze after taking a break on his journey to ??? ...
 ...this figure is another sculpture that has been created from naturally available materials (fallen trees/branches) but the artist has given the piece some colouring using stain/wax that will hopefully help to protect it...
 ...and means that this man of the cloth can continue his doze in peace for many a year to come.
The monk was just a short distance from my 'desk'...
...so I could have chatted to him if I had felt the need LOL.

How can any stuffy office space compare to these beautiful surroundings?

I sat here for several hours enjoying some peaceful colouring and reading a book. I had taken my lunch with me and it was a delight to just sit and soak up the fresh air & sunshine.

I was very lucky with the weather during my week off work so I was able to spend a lot of time sitting outdoors. I wonder when I can fit in another break - where's the diary?..............................

7 comments:

Virginia said...

Oh Toni it sounds exactly how I'm feeling this morning, a week off, enjoying the fresh air, loving the seaside walk, the coast, the sunsets, the blue skies and now it's back to work - sob!

Scrapmate said...

It certainly is an idyllic workplace but would you appreciate it so much if you worked there every day?

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love your Sutumn colouring below and wow what a beautiful place to sit and colour. Can see how tranquil and inspiring this place could be, lovely, thanks for sharing, I feel so calm and peaceful now after those lovely pics

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love your Sutumn colouring below and wow what a beautiful place to sit and colour. Can see how tranquil and inspiring this place could be, lovely, thanks for sharing, I feel so calm and peaceful now after those lovely pics

sue jones said...

Heavenly :) So sorry you have to leave it behind and go back to work.

Redanne said...

What a beautiful place, I can totally understand why you would want to be there rather than at work! Love that monk, he looks so peaceful. Hugs, Anne xx

Sandra said...

Close your eyes and pretend you're back again. Or at least quick book another few days off. Sounds like you had a perfect holiday xxx