Walk with me

by | Mar 24, 2014 | Uncategorized | 15 comments

 You and I have arrived out west. The days have been so busy that we didn’t make it till early evening. There’s just time for a barefoot walk, out on the dunes. We walk out in this big open space, wondering if we’ll make it to the lake. Then, sensing that the light is fading, we turn around, and discover what nature has been doing behind our backs.

 Not a soul is in sight. Just the wind gently rippling the dune grasses as we pad over the hard sand,

 letting go of all the activity, the busyness, and drifting into the magic of twilight,

 which has its own special sound, a song without words, a song without a tune: just a gentle hum that fills you to the brim, for the beauty is so great that you are emptied out and have become as vast as the sky.

And then darkness falls, quickly, and your feet move faster, hoping you can find the path before the light is completely gone. Fast, now, quick now, pattering along, back to the little light of home. Returning to sleep like a babe, full of wonder at being alive.


  1. Hilary Melton-Butcher

    Hi Juliet – stunning photos and I most definitely would walk with you .. lovely .. cheers Hilary

  2. Juliet Batten

    Hilary, thanks for coming along. It was a spectacular evening and it’s a pleasure to share it with you.

  3. Anne Ruffell

    Your timing is perfection. I am at the hospital for cancer check and my walk with you has calmed me and filled me with joy. Thank you

  4. Juliet Batten

    Anne, I’m so glad that the walk has filled you with good energy, and that the timing was perfect. I hope all goes well with your check. Thank you for walking with me. I often think of you when I’m out on the coast, especially when i walk along the sea’s edge.

  5. Hotly Spiced

    The photos are gorgeous and I love the colours in the sky – there are so many when we usually just assume sky is blue! It sounds like you’ve had a wonderful experience in the outdoors xx

  6. Friko

    A wonderful walk for two. Nature makes three.

  7. Juliet Batten

    * Charlie, the colours were glorious, and it was great to be out in the open space.
    * Friko. What a nice comment. You are so right: Nature makes three.

    Thank you Charlie and Friko, good to see you.

  8. Vicki Lane

    What wonderful skies! I’ll walk with you anytime!

  9. Penny O'Neill

    I will never hesitate to take a walk with you, Juliet, and this one was a perfect end to my day here, with the sun setting so brilliantly in the sky. Wonderful.

    I’ve been a bit busy lately with other things, so, just now catching up on your post. Hope all is well with you.

  10. Juliet Batten

    Penny, how nice to see you and I’m glad you enjoyed the walk. All is well here, thank you.

  11. Nadezda

    What a sky color! Stunning!
    I love to walk in dunes too, Juliet. As my city Saint Petersburg is situated on the Baltic sea, there are some dune beaches with lots of pines. Can imagine the sound of sand when you have walked there.
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  12. Juliet Batten

    Nadezda, Good to see you, and to hear about your location. St Petersburg – I’ve read about it in novels. What an old historic city to live in. I signed up to be an email follower for your blog. Will try the way you suggest now. Thank you.

  13. Ruth P

    Such a beautiful evening walk with you Juliet. Could almost feel the sad between my toes! Thank you for sharing the lovely images.

  14. Juliet Batten

    Ruth, I’m delighted that you could come walking with me. Thank you.


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