If you go down to the woods today…

First thing Saturday morning we drove down the picturesque A30 road to Winchester. With the help(ish) of the SatNav we negotiated the tortuous one way system in the centre of the Cathedral City and found the tiny sewing shop, Reads of Winchester. I parted company with my Pfaff entrusting it to the care and ministrations of the sewing machine engineer. *GULP* It is hard to part – even temporarily – with one’s sewing machine.

On the way home we diverted to the Forestry Commission land around Micheldever in search of bluebells. The woods were so beautiful. The bright, lime coloured leaves of the tall beech trees were just unfurling above the misty lavender/blue haze of the bluebells…

Beech trees, Micheldever May 17

Bluebells, Micheldever

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I wonder if it was a scene similar to this that inspired J.R.R Tolkien’s Lothlorien?

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For me those couple of hours in the woods at Micheldever were an opportunity to wonder at and enjoy God’s awesome creative powers. Even if you don’t believe in the God of Creation I do hope you get the chance very soon to just stand and gaze in wonder at the beauty of the natural world around you 🙂


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