Three Good Things Thursday has been a great success.
Each Thursday in November we asked Langdyke members to post on our Facebook page three things they identified in nature that brought some joy for them.
The responses were superb with more than twenty different people posting on average 11 posts each Thursday with in excess of 160 specific items identified as bringing people a little joy during these difficult times.
The quality of the images posted was, as usual, very good and the variety of topics (see the oak tree graphic below) revealed what a nature rich landscape we have access to. The size of the leaves represents how many posts made reference to that specific topic.
Even better than this was the richness of language used to describe both the activities undertaken by individuals and those observed in nature ( see the image below) which shows the selection of words in the outer spiral and the emotions and feelings these stimulated (the words in the inner spiral).
Langdyke’s David Alvey said: “This illustrates just how good spending time engaging with nature is for our wellbeing. There will be no surprise given the general activity on our Facebook page that “Murmuration” was the most repeated observation amongst the posts.
“With such an amazing response we are continuing the #ThreeGoodThingsThursday, #TGTT initiative through December and January so please continue or join in and share your experiences with a post regarding three good things in your local countryside or garden. “