Spring Therapy at Englethwaite Hall

This is, of course, the main lake at Englethwaite Hall Caravan and Motorhome Club site, as featured in my post last year, Autumn Therapy at Englethwaite Hall.

It’s now six and a half months since we were here last, and our first caravanning trip since, due to the long and arduous England Covid 19 lockdown 3.

Photography

This image was captured as a single RAW file at 9:45am (2nd May), rather than the early afternoon of the autumn shot, and as a result, I think the available light on the scene has yielded much more content in terms of interesting contrast and colour.

I developed the file with Luminar AI, with which I am now 99% proficient, and I am quite pleased with the resulting image.

Stroke Recovery

In my first post on this topic, I said this was Gill’s special place to think of and visualise as part of her anxiety therapy in 2020 after her stroke. But on this trip, Gill didn’t have the opportunity to do the walk around the little lakes.

The weather was due to turn from dry with sunny spells to torrential rain and Sunday 2nd was the only opportunity for a rain-and-mud-free walk.

If she had done the walk on Sunday 2nd, it would have left her with insufficient “spoons” to do the walk around Talkin Tarn in the afternoon.

Look up spoons theory and the above sentence will make more sense 😊

πŸ₯„ Spoons are a metaphorical unit measure of mental and physical resources for people with chronic conditions – a currency, and you have only so many to spend to get through each day.

Appropriating and prioritising how you spend your spoons for daily activities and tasks needs to be carefully considered for the best outcome. It’s a responsibility.

Also, variety and stimulation are important for recovery and sense of wellbeing. So, the Talkin Tarn walk, involving a car drive and having an easy walk amongst others doing the same, with the opportunity for observation and interaction, was the right choice when prioritising her spoons and how they were spent, in this case.

So, on this visit, Gill missed out on the walk and looking out across the main lake – her special place – as depicted in the above photo. But at least she now has another image to help visualise the tranquillity.

Maybe next time … πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί

Comments welcome below.

Published by Peter Finch

I have been an electrical draughtsman, a retailer and, for 12 years, a photography tutor. In 2019, I took a job as an electrical technician and closed my tuition business. Am I now photography tutor emeritus ...?

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