Refuge

Photo taken by contributor Ben. Ben suffers from an anxiety disorder that manifests itself as OCD and Depression. He also experiences especially low moods during the winter months.

About this photo: “This is a picture from a walk I took with my family over winter.  It’s from the Magog Hills in Cambridgeshire.  There is an old settlement on top of the hill, and a nature trail walk around the old moat.  I was walking ahead of my family when I noticed this small flash of colour.  I took a closer look and there was this vividly bright flower amidst the brown decaying leaves.  I tried to capture the flower in all it’s delicacy, but It wasn’t until later in that I realised that a small bug was taking refuge in the flower.  I felt envious of the the bug, albeit slightly trivial, in that in the big dark wood there was this tiny flower, and in the tiny flower there was a tiny bug taking shelter from the wintery world…

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