Getting in touch with Nature.

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How do we lift our spirits during the Winter months?

Sheffield university’s landscape institute has done work on this.

NDD or Nature Deficit Disorder relates  to the effects of spending a lot of time with artificial light.

This can make us more vulnerable to negative moods.

How can we bring back nature into our lives?

Contact with plants helps.

Small -leaved conifers ,such as junipers are good at capturing pollutant particles.

Fast growing trees ,like Paulownia lock up soil nitrates.

Dr. Cameron thinks that”any interaction with nature/green space seems to have some potential”.

Why not take time this Autumn to look at the beautiful foliage of the trees.

It will make a good break from Christmas shopping!

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We can still enjoy the last things of the year.

Trees offer a wealth of colour in Autumn. 

The red of Acers.

Beech hedges glow with copper tints.

Birch has golden hues.

Shrubs like hydrangers are splendid with purple flowerhead.

A  walk in the countryside will provide a feast to delight a stressed mind.

At this time of year fruits are magnificent.

The orange of pyracantha. 

Red in holly berries.

Seed heads are delicate in the late afternoon light.

This is a season that should be enjoyed in a reflection of how good the year has been.

Take time to walk in the countryside and think how your life has prospered during the year.

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