Inspired by Wild Time’s great app that is just a small part of the Project Wild Thing movement which is trying to reconnect children with nature, A and I took a slightly different walk today up the hill, for an alternative perspective on what was on our doorstep.
Our first stop was to identify Oakley. For those that know the cartoon series ‘Everything’s Rosie’, he needs no introduction, but for those that don’t he is an oak tree of mature years, home to the Little Acorns. After examining lots of different oak trees A decided on our ‘Oakley’. He does bear an uncanny resemblance to his TV counterpart but he has the addition of the softest moss growing over half of his trunk.
Further up the hill we discovered the meaning of ‘long’ from the swishiest long grass growing by the side of the road. It’s amazing how a piece of long grass can be turned into such a versatile morning’s play tool, it makes the perfect:
- Tickle tool
- Hold up high flag
- Broom to sweep the road
- Delicate sword
- Pen to draw in the mud
- Radio aerial for on their way out lorries
- Tasty seeds to make a teddy bear lunch
Thanks Wild Time for helping me to make our walks a little more interactive.
Day 23 #ohdaddyoh