Pretty amazing day exploring the north coast of Northern Ireland - headed out from Portballintrae Harbour near Bushmills. Such a beautiful and dramatic coastline. I didn’t quite make it as far as Mermaids cave, as I stopped to enjoy the various rocky coves and inlets along the way - to enjoy those moments in nature and breathe was so therapeutic.
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Another stunning location on my Mind Over Matter Challenge Hike. Downhill Beach
I had taken this video a few months ago when I took the kids exploring one day, it's shows the natural beauty of what's around us & I'm sure you'll agree how stunning it is. Definitely no filters needed here 😍. .
During my Mind Over Matter Challenge we will be hiking through some breath taking locations, this is just one of them.
This stunning sunflower field was planted for the sole purpose to raise money for 'The Children's Cancer Unit Charity' in 'Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children'. The methodology is that everyone is welcome to visit, donate what they wish into a sealed collection box, then are free to walk anywhere & enjoy these flowers in any form. For your contribution you are advised to cut a few flowers to take home as a thank you token. Don’t panic as these flowers are going to wither away soon, so cutting a few to bring home doesn’t impact the ecology of the field. There are literally millions of these flowers so there are plenty to be shared with folk to help brighten their day a little 🌻
As everyone can clearly see, this is a wonderful idea for a very great cause. Although whilst standing in the middle of this sea of sunflowers waiting for patches of light to shine through the moving clouds, I soon recognised an equally important underlining benefit to all these sunflowers. All around me on almost every flower head were Bumblebees & other flying insects feeding off the sunflower pollen. I have heard recently that our bees are in decline due to lack of flowers etc, so this was an amazing experience 🐝
These stunning Sunflowers are helping both us humans & bees equally. There should be more projects like this, even if there was funding for farmers to partially plant a small corner portion of their fields with sunflowers. It would have an immediate positive effect on us all.