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.
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 catkins
thinking of Spring
oh wow – an abundance of acorns, let’s pick some up.
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.
When I took Little Miss M and Little Bro to the park, after school yesterday, there was a Red Admiral butterfly that seemed to want to play with them. It kept fluttering back to them, around their heads, landing near to them: on posts, the grass and the climbing net – this went on for at least 10 minutes – it even landed on Little Bro’s arm at one point.
We had to show our folder of workings as well (click on any photo to see it bigger)
and after much experimentation, this was the card I submitted into the competition, it has lost a few star sequins
Well – I won!
It is the only competition I have ever won, so I’ve kept that folder dear to me and never used the cards – I’m wondering if I should send them now and let go ………..
…………… No, I can’t just yet.
Have you ever won a competition? Or danced with a butterfly in the park?
My sister’s latest masterpiece – I just love how she captures the expression.
Joining in with Paint Party Friday
She sent me an entry for into our One-A-Week Photo Challenge, this week’s prompt is BIRD, and I knew she had been painting so asked her to send me some pics of her paintings too – Wow! So glad I did
I’m wondering if this magnificent chap will appear in a painting before too long. Caroline tells me she photographed him at Come to Good Farm in Cornwall.
I’m lucky enough to have two sisters, and now they have both appeared on my blog this week: Sue who I am going to Chelsea Flower Show with and Caroline. We are all quite creative, I think we get it from our Mum.
Caroline is on Instagram @clthistlethwaiteart, where you can keep up to date with her latest works, which include silver jewellery as well! She has only just started sharing her work in this way and I know it would give her a tremendous boost you to take a look and leave a message.
She also sells greetings cards and some prints.
I’m joining this post in with Paint Party Friday.
plain grey pelican
diving into the shallows
small fry for breakfast
Joining in with Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge, prompts PLAIN and FAST
combining it with our One-a-Week Photo prompt for this week of BIRD.
Cathy and I compiled the list for the year, just for fun. Join in as and when you like using new or archive blog posts. We love to see your take on the subjects – always a fascinating variety. Leave a link in the comments to be included in the Round-up.
My entry for our One-a-Week Photo Challenge
We were told that this was the best place to eat on Nevis – what a place.
sumptuous burger with obligatory Rum Punch for my friend L
Then masses of arty stuff, which was right up my street
side tables made of plastic rubbish set in a solid foam – now … could I do this with some of my beach finds I wonder???? Hmmmm … must find out more.
An Antillean Bullfinch came to see if we had any crumbs to spare.