Seeing the world through the eyes of children is pure joy, especially when making the most of the Winter sunshine on a December weekend. I’m lucky to have this lovely walk from my house
this south facing hedge catching all of the warmth, with the oak trees still holding onto their leaves
My daughter and I took Miss E, Master R and Miss M for a lovely walk with their cousins big bro and little bro – 5 grandchildren all together – happy Granny!
Ages ranging from 2 to 7 – precious! They all took little containers out with them to collect things to make a picture when we got back, and were delighted to find Oak Apple Galls. We never did get to make the picture as other things took over, but it was a fun focus for a while.
Grannyism: How to recognise an oak tree …….
An oak tree has a bark like an elephant’s skin and is all knees and elbows, accompanied with a demo of knees and elbows all bendy and and sticking out.
and we even flushed a couple of deer out of the bushes and watched them bound away bouncing over the maize stubble.
which the boys pulled up for a sword fight, whilst Miss E helped big bro’s little bro look for interesting things
and found some amazing fungi
just sitting there on the bare earth (Edit 30.Dec.14: just discovered that it is Orange Peel fungus and apparently edible although not tasty – I won’t be trying it – it is still there, saw it again yesterday)
and masses of enormous mole hills, great for stamping on
all in a row following the lines of stubble
onto a track, then
a race to the top
when 2 year olds needed a ride
before turning for home
under the fairy arch
looking for Granny’s house in the distance
and home for hot chocolate – glorious!