Autumn Afternoon Walk

In hindsight, taking TTB for an afternoon walk when he hadn’t had a nap was always going to end in him wanting to be carried, and then falling asleep in the car at an inappropriate time. I was rather proud of the number of ways and incentives that Andy and I came up with to keep him walking around the reservoir: touching the arrow on every footpath signpost, finding buttercups, and finding “Neep holes” in the ground and trying to spot Bop in the water (those are Abney and Teal things again so most of you won’t know what I mean!). His little legs did well and Andy and I enjoyed just getting out and going for a walk.

It’s nice to be finally exploring a bit further and finding some places to go. I know this was just a local reservoir a few miles away but now we can add it to our list of places to go, and do it again. Somehow things are just more fun to do when it’s the three of us! The need to get out of the house is greater with a two year old than when it was pre-child. He’s not content to spend a whole day crocheting ;-)

Sometimes people (who don’t blog haha) wonder why I take so many photos of everything and I suppose it does seem a bit pointless but I think places vary so much each time you go to them; the way the sunlight catches the hill, how the water is so steely grey/blue, the clouds casting shadows and the way that tree looks right now, well it seems worth it to me. Sure, it’s the photos of TTB and occasionally me and Andy that will end up in the photo album, but quite often I include a little collage photo of where we’ve been and what we’ve done just to show it all. I don’t know. It’s just what I like to do really!


17 thoughts on “Autumn Afternoon Walk

  1. Love your pictures and keep doing what you do as you take great pictures ☺
    One thing with blogging, it gets us to really appreciate places via our photo’s and we can revisit again anytime we like either through our blogs or just watching all those photo’s as a slide show ☺☺

  2. Greetings from Tasmania (Australia). I will most likely never get to visit your beautiful part of the world, your just tooooo far away! But seeing your photos makes me feel a whole lot closer. Thank you Heather, keep them coming !

  3. Yaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You WENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It is a wonderful go-to walk if all you need is an hour of scenery and fresh air and gentle meandering, and yes it seems to change with each visit, different colours, textures, weather, a truly seasonal place. I totally get you with the photo-taking, it is wonderful to have this record of visual seasonal living. Catch up soon!

  4. It’s nice to see your photos – they’re very good. A picture is worth a thousand words (or something like that!). I take photos for my blog and I’m sure other people think I’m a bit strange.

  5. It\’s nice to see your photos – they\’re very good. A picture is worth a thousand words (or something like that!). I take photos for my blog and I\’m sure other people think I\’m a bit strange.

  6. You do it SO well, Heather. I love your walks and wanders and you’re a talented photographer. I love that tree/sky/water photo – captures Autumn beautifully.

  7. You live in such a beautiful place. I take lots of photos too, I get some funny looks but I’m glad to have them all as a record, even if I don’t use more than a handful on my blog.

  8. Like you I take photos of this and that and odd things, I might use them, I might delete them, who knows, but I love them and keep taking them, and understand you taking them too! I did that long before I even had a blog or knew that they existed, it is just part of me. xx

  9. Sarah says:

    Dear Heather I really enjoy all your outdoor photos! What a great weather record for a start
    (this country being so changeable); the contrast of the seasons; the family walks and the
    adventures of TT Bird as he discovers all the wonders of the natural world.
    I take pictures of the garden and our local park and woods. Have plans to do something with them with the colours linked to some crafty ideas. xx

  10. Anne Marie says:

    You take photos of what you have done and that’s lovely and we all like to read what you’ve done with TTB. As I have been to the area, I find it lovely to see your photos as we never had a camera when we went there, in the “Olden Days” as young people say (to me just a long time ago) LOL.

  11. kiwigirl says:

    The simplicity of your blog and stunning photos are what makes it a pleasure to pop into and share a peek of your life. Don’t stop doing what you’re doing..its ‘you’ :-)

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