little hands to hold

then let them go to explore

smooth transit to joy


After doing some drawing games with my grandsons, we went for a WALK, although we don’t mention the word ‘walk’ because then Big Bro will not move from the sofa.

We were not going on a walk, we were going ‘exploring’ to find badger sets…

luckily Granny knows Evvvvv–er–ry–thing – even where badgers live.

We talked about those families sleeping underground, we found back doors and front doors and neighbours doors, we made up stories about them, we imagined them all coming out in the evening and playing together, tumbling and play fighting and quarrelling and chasing….

Walking with my grandchildren comes very high on my list of favourite things to do. Seeing the world through their eyes. … …


….climbing, falling, getting caught in brambles, jeopardy – where are we?

who lives in these magical holes – under trees, in trees….

how do we find our way out of the wood?

Phew! we found the way into the field


now for some tracking


looking down –  who or what has walked this way before us, was it last night by the light of the moon

looking up – at baby catkinsDSC_0622

thinking of Spring

looking down


oh wow – an abundance of acorns, let’s pick some up.


Muddy puddles!


with tiny red wriggly worms in them


worms swimming,  who knew?


squelch and splash and jump and laugh

Oh no! Where are we?

Look for landmarks to find our way home – ah-there’s the big oak tree near Granny’s house…… there’s her house!! – race you!


Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge prompts this week are: SMOOTH and HAND

Cathy and  I have put together a list of One-Word promptsfor our One-a-Week Photo Challenge. You can join in by leaving a link to your Walk in the Comments, either here or on Cathy’s Post.

If you love descriptions of walks in far flung places, Restless Jo has some corkers every Monday.

34 responses to “Walk

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  4. A beautiful photo essay Sandra, what an adventurous walk they had . I expect Badgers are now fully protected? Here is my link for Walk https://haikuhound.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/memorable-walk/ and also a late one for Shop as my blog site was malfunctioning last week https://haikuhound.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/more-than-a-shop/

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  5. Wonderful exploration in nature with your grandchildren. Wow! Loved your post. ❤ That's the way to a sense of joy for young ones. 🙂

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  6. Love the explorer’s photo journal!

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  7. Murtagh's Meadow

    Ohhh, i think i love to go on a walk with you, so many wonderful adventures. I am sure your grandsons had a brilliant time.

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  8. I bet you are such a fun granny to go exploring with, it certainly looks like it 🙂

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  9. Thank you so much! It’s wonderful sharing the world with ‘little folk’, isn’t it? We had a 5 year old here with us last week. Not too much walking got done but we drew some amazing dolphins and pirate ships on the sand 🙂 🙂

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  10. What a lovely walk you enjoyed 🙂

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  11. Grandma seems to be very cool to take an “adventure” with:)

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  12. Laurie Graves

    Such a fun post! So fresh and exciting to explore with children.

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  13. A whole ‘walk’ in multiple photos. I like!

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  14. Not walking grandchildren brilliant, and I had not walking dog, did we both mis read this prompt? Love them, and the pics, well done Super Gran.

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  15. Not “walking” – exploring! Very good 😊👍

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