via Daily Prompt: Tree

Ever since I was little I’ve loved trees. I was incredibly shy when I was younger, and just being around nature, trees in particular, was hugely reassuring. My school had grounds that looked like something out of Lord of the Rings/an Enid Blyton book, and since trees make one of the best reading spots, whenever I couldn’t be found at school I was probably reading under a tree and very happy to be squidged up amongst gnarly roots and flowers. Seriously, can’t sympathise with Martin enough.

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Oak trees are probably my favourite, and growing up in the New Forest gave me unlimited access to any number of gorgeous walks- no matter how big your problems are or what they may be, you always feel better after a walk. Despite living in the New Forest for years I still never get used to how beautiful it is:

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and no matter how I’m feeling, whenever I’m out walking and see trees I get an indescribable sense of calm and contentment. Trees are a big mix of relaxing, reassuring, a feeling of safety, and just magic- little me was profoundly convinced that fairies, unicorns and dragons were just around the corner. I’m still 99% sure I’ll stumble across Winnie the Pooh someday, especially in places like this:

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One of my favourite colours is green- not just any green but the green of oak-tree leaves, and the green of the very first leaves at the beginning of spring, when they’re so bright they’re almost fluorescent. One present I got for my birthday this year was a Pandora bracelet, and the first charm I chose was from their birthstone range:

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which has a green crystal to match May’s emerald birthstone. It wasn’t til I went I went for a walk in the forest recently that I noticed how perfectly it matched:

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There are so many beautiful places in Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall, but if I’m ever in the middle of the city, thinking about the forest and its beautiful trees:

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It’s nice to feel as though I’m carrying a bit of greenery with me

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