some thumbnails of my illustrations

some thumbnails of my illustrations
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Sunday, 18 April 2010

Watch out for elephants in the woods!

Yesterday, to round off the children's easter holidays we discovered Brokers Wood near Westbury and the White Horse, a fantastic place I hadn't realised was just on our doorstep all these years!
There are lots of great rustic adventure playgrounds hidden all through the woods with little rope walks and bridges over streams...

Also there were lots of painted elephants hidden around the woods to find, each one decorated by a different local school. They're a bit like the 'Bladud's Pigs' that were all around Bath...

The woods were wakening with violets, wood anenomes, celendines and the first early bluebells, and there were lots of strange little mossy houses nestled away in the slanting sunlight.

The children had fun and so did I...

Back to school tomorrow...


  1. The roots of those trees are amazing! I have a big passion for ancient trees... Well, who doesn`t?
    Have a wonderful week!

  2. There's nothing quite like finding curiosities in the forest. Especially when part of the curiosity 'is' the forest. I know it was just a short post about a day outing, but I really liked the sense of place, season, and wonder. Brilliant blog, by the way...

  3. Now its my turn to wander through the woods with you... thanks, and to see some of the creatures inhabiting your imagination! Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog. Look forward to stopping by again.


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