“It’s like being at home and on a holiday at the same time.”
Thoreau, Emerson, Muir and……………..Sam The Gardener. Say again? Yep, the above quote is from none other than Samwise Gamgee, my favourite character from JRR Tolkien’s, The Lord of the Rings.
In thirteen simple words, Sam describes what it’s like to spend time in the sublime woodland realm of Lothlorien. In so doing, he does a pretty good job of capturing how many of us feel whenever we are fortunate enough to head out into the natural world.