Nature – what a theme! The Cheetah Keeper and his Sister love going out to ‘do’ nature. This generally means a walk somewhere slightly off the beaten track (ie a footpath!) and looking for stuff. They’re quite happy looking for slugs, snails, ladybird, flowers, birds etc They’re dab hands at spotting herons, rabbits and pheasants and are pretty knowledgeable (for 5 and 7 year olds) on garden birds.
As part of my role as Tawny Owl at our local Brownies, I’m boringly keen on getting the girls outside and exploring their surroundings – even if it is only around the car-park of the church. There’s been so much rain that any time outside is welcomed by them – especially if there is a chance to run around shrieking! Last week we were outside and I had my camera to get some ‘Brownies have fun’ shots. The church car-park has some beautiful planting – including these stunning delphiniums that were surrounded by bees – so I changed from ‘sports’ setting to my beloved macro shots! This was my favourite shot – the bee is just about to land, the wings are still going so fast they’re a blur – but you can see the joints in the legs and the detail in the flower. I saw, I snapped, I love.