Wild is an acknowledgement that whatever we do, nature is bigger than us. We can pull it out of shape, crush it and deny it, but nature is an intractable force, resilient, always bigger than us, more patient than us. Our lives are short, nature is life itself.

We all need to become more wild. Our sitting-down, indoors, doing-what-we-are-told, monoculture is shrinking our souls and killing the planet. Feel the cold and the rain. Remind yourself what being alive feels like.

The pictures above were all made late in the day 23rd June 2024 at Old Lodge in Ashdown Forest.