It's that time of year when everything* in the UK turns to shades of brown. Known to others as mushroom season. I've had little time for traipsing through woods (we've been away in beautiful Berkshire) but did manage to spot these little 'shrooms in a park whilst entertaining 7 kids, not alone I might add. I did spot others but had no time/hands free to shoot!
My daughter made herself at home in the hotel with Bingo the amigurumi monkey and a good book ("Who was Charles Darwin?" I can't wait for her to tell me) and the boy was thrilled to find this cheeky little Fiat in Rossini's car park. He was as tall as it and still only 5!
My friends are lucky enough to live in the Gardeners cottage on a huge estate and, to reach it, we have to drive past the estate stables. Clearly, I couldn't let such a great hair day go by undocumented.
*ok, not everything is brown but the images here mostly were!
Thought we'd do something a little different (and much quicker) this year.
Still unsure whether it looks more scary lit or in full light!
As I was cutting, glasses on head because I'm a lady of a certain age thank you, something passed through my peripheral vision. This guy was running right up to me in the semi-dark!
Happy Hallow's Eve!
edit: got suckered into making this too:
There is a little autism in our house but I don't think it had anything to do with this. See, it is alphabetical if you work from top to bottom. No colour theory required :D
These oversized, flocked capital letters are an old find from Habitat about 10 years ago, tucked away in a box and forgotten about until recently (for shame)!
Note the serendipitous, apparent jumping of the consonants j m and p!
This is about as genuine as art can get. Created by a little boy of 4 with Autism. He was introduced to the open-out easel (you know the a-frame sort for kids) with a magnetic board on one side and a chalk board on the other.
First he took all the magnetic letters and put them on the board, sorted in colour blocks. Then he was shown the chalk and left to it. My sister was looking after him and heard him happily chalking but came back to look at his work to find nothing on the board. Instead, he had crawled underneath and drawn on the rear side, hence the brown background.
"Inspirational" is an over used term I find but in this instance, truly fitting.
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