This year Easter coincided with the weekend for us to ‘ spring forward’ our clocks, a time to look forward to lighter evenings and some warmer weather. A free Good Friday and a fabulous weather forecast meant only one thing for me, an opportunity to get out into the great outdoors and enjoy some early spring sunshine.
The New Forest is not exactly on our doorstep but it is worth a long day trip to enjoy everything this National Park has to offer. Lots of other people had the same idea but it is still easy to get away from everyone and enjoy walking and exploring the natural environment surrounded only by birdsong and the changing seasons.
I love the muted colours of the landscape at this time of year. The forest floor is carpeted with faded bracken and fallen copper beech leaves while the promise of spring colour is at the same time appearing in the tree foliage and spiky yellow gorse. Of course the ponies are also a big attraction for me with the greys as always drawing me toward them like magnets. Untamed, ungroomed and unclipped, just naturally beautiful.I could while away hours watching them but with hubby and dog with me it couldn’t be a day purely about daydreaming!
After our very wet winter I look forward to sharing lots more outdoorsy photography as spring-time unfolds. Let the busy pre-wedding, wedding, equine and family photography season begin! x
PS. If you go to the New Forest you will see plenty of these ‘wild’ ponies wandering and grazing freely around the National Park. You can read more about them and how to observe them safely on this informative website for visitors.