Happy Places

Krista’s challenge this week is . . .

Have you ever felt like the world was being a bit too rowdy? Where things and people were pushing in, crowding out your quiet thoughts β€” the ones that need time and space to surface?

Whenever I feel like an away day it’s invariably to the moor, the coast or a beautiful garden. Luckily there are many, many choices of each in wonderful Devon.
For total escapism there is Dartmoor. There are busy places there, Haytor on a summer weekend has a great many visitors, some of whom do not even get out of their cars. Even there, if you’re prepared to walk and scramble a little way, you will find some peace.
For those in the know there are still places where you might not meet a soul, this is one of them.
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Not a lot of rowdiness going on.
For a bit of a stroll and some invigorating sea air, try this Bristol Channel view.
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Some of the path can be a bit hard on the knees though!
If a pootle, with lunch or tea and cake is called for – and it often is,
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nothing on earth beats an English garden for beauty, peacefulness, fragrance and colour.
Where is your happy place?

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21 thoughts on “Happy Places

  1. Any or all of those would do me as I am sure you know πŸ™‚
    Is the Bristol Channel view of Hartland Point? Just wondering if that is the lighthouse in the distance. Now that IS a remote spot and exceptionally beautiful. A place to blow away the cobwebs.

  2. These are very appealing, love that Dartmoor scene – layers of history there. Also like the aspect of having a spot where fragrance adds to happy contentment, oh and roses are right up there with the divine πŸ™‚

  3. My week has been far too busy & stressful, particularly for a retired lady. These photos shout to me that I must connect with nature soon. Love the stones on the moor!

  4. A garden is a delight to the eyes and a solace for the soul – Sadi and your photo of the garden seems a perfect place to transcend transcend the mind.

    Connie

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