Boy and I often walk our dogs in Ashplats Woods – an ancient woodland which is a walking distance from our house. We have been going there at least once a week for the past two years.
We have lovely memories of adventures there, with the dogs, with friends…
Sailing boats in the streams – loosing playmobil pirates as they sailed down stream – and finding them the next day stuck in tree roots further down, skidding in the mud while trying to find our way back in the dark in winter, sculpting mud faces on trees while looking for treasure, spotting a heron flying right over our head amongst the trees, goodbye parties with friends at sunset… we saw so many stunning sunsets there, and beautiful winter sunrises too…
I love sketching there… I sometimes use the water of the stream to paint with, or some mud/clay from the floor.
– Alfreds pond, Ashplats Woods.
Do you have a woodland or nature reserve near you? Do you manage to get there often?