Sarah Ferguson is sharing one major lesson she learned from her father with fans and followers on Instagram.
Last week, the Duchess of York opened up about the importance of taking in your surroundings as well as admiring the trees.
“I remember my father telling me always to recognize and be grateful for the beauty of our surroundings, a lesson I have carried into adulthood and passed on to my own daughters,” she captioned an image of herself holding her book under a gorgeous oak tree. “One lesson he taught me, in particular, was to admire trees: to look up and drink in their magnificence and to feel a sense of awe at their importance in the landscape.”
The 61-year-old also used the opportunity to open up about recently learning that the Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has approved a warehouse to be built at Oakdown Farm in Dummer. The new construction will require chopping down oak trees that line the road into the village where Fergie lived as a child.
“I’m horrified by plans to cut down the ancient oak trees lining the old road into the village of Dummer, where I grew up so that a giant warehouse can be built. I’m urging people to sign the petition against the plans—it’s not too late to force a rethink.”
And this isn’t the first time Ferguson has been outspoken about the matter. In fact, last week she also opened up about the subject to Hello! magazine and revealed that the trees even inspired her book, The Enchanted Oak Tree.
You (and the trees) have our support, Fergie!
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