Some places make you happier than others.
This pictures are all other Flickr peoples. I haven’t scanned the photos that were taken when I visited these places.
Lyn Valley/Watersmeet, Devon
Photo by yrrek
Ironbridge Gorge and Shropshire
Photo by jm999uk
Grizedale Forest, Cumbria
Photo by ennor
Photo by robinh00d
Photo by ianivarieanna
Arctic circle coast – Norway
Photo by jechstra
Northaw Great Wood (staple playground when growing up)
Photo by dantilley
It would appear I like cool, hilly, wooded, rocky, with rivers and lakes. Sometimes snowy. An environment of glades and gorges.
Why these landscapes? Why not coasts, city-scapes, or tropical greenery?
Nuture? Northaw Great Woods were on our doorstep but so were rolling fields. And London was close-by too. My parents took us walking in hilly wooded places when we were little but they also took us to Spain, Greece and Florida. I haven’t developed an affection for orange groves and olive trees, in spite of loving those holidays.
Nature? It could just be practical. I’m pale. I burn easily, I overheat quickly. I tend not to be that happy in hot places. Maybe I’m just more fit for the woods. And if you go back to great grandparents then they are from Ireland, Scotland, Austria and Devon. All places that could supply most of the required elements.
In the bones, perhaps?