We just got back from a walk on Dartmoor, the landscape is just so spectacular that I wanted to share a little bit of Devon with you today.
It’s so quiet up there, so beautiful – it feeds the soul. It’s hard to be out in such surrounds and not ponder on God, His creation and many truths.
“We are all meant to be naturalists, each in his own degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things” ~ Charlotte Mason
Look at that sky! It’s quite breathtaking.
“The question is not, — how much does the youth know? When he has finished his education — but how much does he care? and about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set in? and, therefore, how full is the life he has before him?” ~ Charlotte Mason
“The sense of beauty comes from early contact with nature” ~Charlotte Mason
“Never be within doors when you can rightly be without” – Charlotte Mason
Look who we came across on our walk…some Dartmoor ponies. They are just beautiful and allowed us to get fairly close to them, in fact they seemed to be rather curious about us.
And…for the first time ever, we spotted one or two skylarks! They are just lovely. They are found everywhere in the UK apparently but prefer the open countryside and don’t often venture into the suburbs. They clearly love the moorland because their song pretty much surrounded us. We disturbed them as we walked through the scrub, they soared into the sky, flying higher and higher and singing that distinctive song.
Blessings to you all today 😉