11, New day by helenhall

11, New day

First thing in the morning is undoubtedly the loveliest time to be out walking, I just need to make it a bit more 'first thing' so as not to have to confront the unease of walking through the same airspace that was not long since occupied by a jogger.


My 'office' has moved to the spare bedroom upstairs, which being ordinarily unoccupied provides me an uncluttered space in which to work, away from the everyday distractions of the living environment. Instead, I contend with the unwanted distractions of the trivial, the irrelevant and the 'store for later' material that invades the social media within which I am obliged to reside during the working day. There is no mistaking that the flow of this material has increased exponentially over the last few weeks but I am getting better at ignoring it.

Tomorrow, the morning walk will be replaced by a trip to Sainsbury's click and collect. Just how S managed to book a slot I shall never know, but I'm not complaining about the chance to piggy back on to his order.

I am not looking forward to going anywhere near a supermarket either. It will be my first time since all this started.

The round of applause for our NHS staff happened for the first time in England, tonight. A heart warming and emotional experience as many people on our street stood at their doors and windows to applaud and then exchanged waves and greetings.

It feels like wartime.
We will get through this, Helen. Just practice social distancing, good hygiene, and stay healthy. Finding lovely spots like this in nature do so much good for the body and the mind. I love the reflection of the sun in the water. It is perfect for our times, where everything seems normal but at the same time, we know that nothing is the same.
March 27th, 2020  
Ohhh, this is beautiful! I love that bright, happy sunshine. Yes, early morning walks are lovely. There’s something about the fresh new day that feels so renewing.
March 27th, 2020  
Beautiful shot and a great narrative.
March 27th, 2020  
Such a beautiful peaceful feeling image!
March 27th, 2020  
A beautiful scene. Fav!! 😀 Last night's response for the NHS was a great tribute to those on the front line.
March 27th, 2020  
Was this taken at Priory? Lovely light and I wish I could drag myself out of bed early but the day seems so long with all the restrictions
March 27th, 2020  
Tranquility in nature whilst the world is in turmoil. It's a beautiful capture to soothe the soul Helen.
March 27th, 2020  
Oh just looking and enjoying your photo gives me a calming feeling
March 27th, 2020  
Nice shot,
March 27th, 2020  
Dear Helen,
I love reading your lines again, drifting in your thoughts. It is good if there is something constant in the flow of times.
I also like walking on the shore of a calm lake, watching the play of light on flat water. I also like the young sunlight when the day wakes up - everything seems possible, nothing over and nothing missed.
I send you very warm greetings.
Tace care.

March 27th, 2020  
Great narrative and beautiful capture.
March 27th, 2020  
This is a refreshing shot and whenever I see something like this I always wish I was more of an early riser. But I am not- never have been and never will be without the aid of an alarm (and even then it takes a lot of convincing to get me out of bed!). I'm glad to see you're adjusting. I have a feeling that just at the moment we get used to this routine, everything will subside and life will resume as we left it and we'll all be having to get back into the old routine! Lovely shot.
March 27th, 2020  
Beautiful scene
March 28th, 2020  
lovely capture ...
March 28th, 2020  
Lovely shot and super write up. fav
March 28th, 2020  
@rosiekind i should have answered your question .. i am very bad at responding to comments. Yes this is at priory. The end near the marina.
April 7th, 2020  
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