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Saturday Spot: A Walk in the Woods…

May 5th, 2011 · 5 Comments

I am so determined to get get our nature notebooks going this year, and I am desperate to have a weekly wander in the great outdoors!!! Last week was a rainy one and we really needed to get outdoors and stretch our legs more than ever. We found a spot that was used for X-country practice and what a good spot that was!!! Initially there were paths untouched and places unexplored…

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But that didn’t last long…
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Before we new it we were trailing…
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Up hill…
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And up a little more…
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And down dale…
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And exploring…
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And a wee bit of wandering off…
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And retrieval…
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And pure exuberance…
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And we found so many treasures…
fungus

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a mantis (I think it found us)

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all sorts of leaves

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shoots

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stumps

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webs

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lots of fungus

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lots of stumps

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amazing trees

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But we were watched…
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And they were friendly…
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And fast…
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We settled down to draw…
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And watch right back…
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And draw…
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And watch…
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And draw…
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And watch…
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And after such a show we couldn’t resist…
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walking and leaping…
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And hours of it…
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And the squirrels played tricks on someone…
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Who really looked for them…
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And then discovered them but they wouldn’t come down and chat…
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Humph…
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So we were done…
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And went home for tea… and to finish our drawings…
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And here’s the gallery:
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We have blogged about walking in Constantia Valley before, but there are so many different routes that even if we walked there every week I don’t think we would cover it!!!

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Tags: Cape Town · Hiking · Outings · Saturday Spot

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 KM // May 5, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I love your NATURE NOTEBOOKS. I’d like to start those this summer! 🙂

  • 2 auntymuffin // May 5, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    All lovey art, but especially love the one with all the family sitting on the log! Was that hood #5 art?

  • 3 se7en // May 5, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Hay KM, YOu must do nature notebooks with your kids!!! We have such fun – they are really the highlight of the week!!! And I know your kids would do some really fun artiness inside of them!!! Lots of love from all of us!!!

  • 4 se7en // May 5, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Hay Aunty Muffin!!! The lone artist, Hood #4, sat drawing the rest of us – who were all sitting on the log!!! I love that I am there holding a camera no less!!! Have a great weekend!!!

  • 5 Petra // May 6, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Wow really impressing, we must do the same with my kids! May seems to be perfect time to do it 🙂
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