Saturday, 5 January 2013

Making Good ........

So today I decided to make good on my New Year ' change' and get out and about with the boys. First we took Degz to work then we stopped off at the supermarket for a couple of odds and ends and then we went for a walk around the lake armed with a bagful of bread to feed the ducks.

Or swans as the case may be. There was great fun as the boys tried to get bread to land on a ducks back with great success I might add if you check out the photo below. But once all the bread had gone we needed to find a new game which wasn't too hard as it was a dull day and we were surrounded by lots of greys and browns.
The boys mission should they choose to accept it ( which they did ) was to find things with colour.

They found red berries,

green moss,

orange fungi,

white fungi,

purple ish catkins,

and one lone flower on the whole walk , a bright yellow buttercup.

The best thing we found though, which I've been saving until last was brown.... at first we thought it was a football in a tree then we thought it might be an owl but it was neither of those , it was in fact  a wasp/bees nest , I'm not sure which but it was a pretty good find.... well at least I thought it was !


  1. hunting for colour sounds like a wonderful game!

  2. You're such a good Mother Lisa -- what a fun game to play with the boys. Love those swan photos!

  3. What a great game to play with the boy - I must remember that one when we're stuck for something to do (although it is always interesting doing anything colour oriented with my lot as the boys are both colour blind!) Juliex

  4. I love the idea of hunting for colour - what a great way to engage kids in a winter walk.

    Gillian x

  5. Isn't it wonderful what you see when you look closely :D

  6. I always enjoy my walks with you. LOVE the orange fungi. It is lovely to see white swans as I have said before ours are black.

  7. You always take such beautiful photographs. I'm going to remember that game for next time I want to take our two out for a walk as well!

  8. Thanks for taking us along on your walk Lisa, and well done to the boys for being so successful with their challenge - some great colourful finds there!