We don't know about you, but as lockdown is now lifting, we have taken time to reflect on the past few months.

A key element to getting through the first worrying and troubling weeks was the ability to have 1 hour outside per day, which was later extended. Giving us this chance to explore places we never knew existed. Doorstep exploring became apart of our daily routine and eased off any stress that surrounded us.

The Joy of Nature is a poem written by Vic Coulton and composed by James Coulton. James is visually impaired (registered blind) and he takes us on his personal journey on how nature can bring us so much joy.

"To appreciate the joy of Nature’s bounty
Just take a look around our Lancashire county
or nature is on your doorstep, no need to travel far
Just take a walk, leave behind your car. 
A stretch of water, whether it be river or lake
Is a perfect place to take a break
To admire the wildfowl as they slowly glide along
And listen with rapture at the amazing bird song. 
Majestic swans are at their very best
Guarding their eggs on that beautiful nest
Mother goose is leading her lovely offspring Fluffy and cute, what a joy they bring. 
On the banks, under the hedgerows where some beautiful wild flowers grow
Primroses, bluebells and red campion as well
It’s just like a lovely, fairy dell. 
Fresh air and nature is here as we roam
But more awaits us as we head off home
For in the garden there is lots to see
Robins and bluetits flying free. 
Making a home to raise a new family
And singing and chirping their song merrily
So nature is there, everywhere around us to see, just take a look, and of course, it’s all free!"

If you're venturing out this weekend then take a look at our handy guide 'Know Before You Go' to ensure you keep yourself and others around you safe. 




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