I was feeling a little 'under the weather' as I looked out of our upstairs bedroom window - photo below. I decided the answer was fresh air and a walk. Oh, and yes, there are lots of trees on the opposite side of the road.
I have since discovered that feeling 'under the weather' is a nautical saying from the early sailing ships.
It appears that a sailor feeling sickly or unwell would be sent below deck to protect him from the weather. Being below deck he would literally be 'under the weather'.
Anyway, off I went on a short walk from home. The flowers above and below are from our front garden. Needless to say I had my small camera with me as I walked.
I met up with the local stream, the vegetation nearly covering the water. Always uplifting to hear the sounds of a river or stream.
The stream gurgled through a small tunnel.
The grass and small wild flowers seemed to be dancing with delight. Everything felt so fresh and green - quite uplifting.
I wonder how the 'red hot pokers' ended up running wild on the bank?
Further along my walk the gunnera were starting to spread their leaves.
An old cottage, built in 1834, was almost hidden away
Leaves seemed to have been freshly polished and ...
... the hydrangea were preparing to flower.
Green shoots on the willow tree.
I always find that fresh air, nature and a walk are the remedy for feeling 'under the weather'.
Of course a walk along a Cornish beach is also good medicine ...