‘Tis the season to remain optimistic. it’s been a hard slog 2020, but in an otherwise volatile year, the outdoors has been one of the bright spots. Finding silver linings where one can, so many more of us have gained a new appreciation for the nature that surrounds us here in Ludlow.
Certainly, since the first quarter of the year, I have slowed down more when I am outdoors. I have learned to look, listen and learn. I am more curious than ever about my surroundings, the magic of the seasons. I’ve ramped up my activity as a result and it has had an impact on self sure, but it has also increased awareness about climate change and what every individual can do to mitigate it. I am pretty sure I am not the only one feeling this way.
Ludlow’s natural bounty soothes
This is why it is so fitting to showcase the work of local photographers dedicated to capturing the diversity of nature around us. Steve Sankey, Tom Blockley, Manuel Diez, David G Jones (one of whose photos shown below made it into the Top 101 International Landscape Photographs of the Year) and Nick Jackson have captured some stunning images reminding us of the bounty available on our doorstep.
Although this year unfolded in unsettling ways, respite was in close proximity, as these dramatic images show. By turns atmospheric and uplifting, the views around Ludlow and the natural world captured by photographers will hopefully inspire you to get outdoors immediately! View the images below, just hover and click through to reach the photographer’s Instagram post.
Wait! Before you head outside LGL wishes you, reader, a wonderful holiday filled with what’s most important — love. Stay safe and bring on 2021.