Time to Sit

In the words of the poet W.H.Davies “What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs, And stare as long as sheep or cows.”

Residents at Park Grange in Sheffield can enjoy sitting beneath the boughs, and soak up the sounds of nature, or share a cuppa and chat with friends, on the recently extended provision of sustainably repurposed benches and tables, from our partners at Ground Neutral.

The benefits of access to green spaces, of being outside and close to nature are well researched and documented. It can be argued that it is a fundamental building block for a good quality of life. The importance of leaving areas of green space to nature, is also well reported, protecting our natural environment and habitats, reducing wildlife decline, supporting important food pollinators and enhancing overall biodiversity.

In short access to green space benefits the wellbeing of people and wildlife.

Urban green spaces do more than support wellbeing, they can positively impact local communities, social behaviour, air and water quality, carbon absorption and can provide natural flood defences and drainage.

How wonderful to be able to take time to sit and look out over a wildlife friendly green space, enjoy the warm summer sunshine, knowing it is doing so much good on our behalf. Time to stop, be still, listen and recharge our batteries!

Being with nature is just good for us! To support nature where possible Simple Life leaves green spaces undisturbed which we hope everyone can enjoy.

“No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars like skies at night. No time to turn at Beauty’s glance, And watch her feet, how they can dance. No time to wait till her mouth can, Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.”

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