Does Art Make Children Powerful? Well, I like the thought of expressing yourself with art, your imagination can go wild and trust me, I’m not short of imagination!
I like gardening, I like wildlife, I like chocolate and I also like outdoor sculptures. So, it was great to get a bit of fresh air during the Christmas break at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
I’ve been going to YSP once or twice a year since I was 4, when I visited with primary school; there’s the regular sculptures that are there all the time and then the temporary ones that are there for a few months.
It’s a great place to walk around too. We always head down to the river looking for wildlife and checking out the old, knobbly shaped trees, reeds and bulrushes. I got to see my first ever kingfisher here once, just near the bridge, but I think all the wildlife was tucked in yesterday due to the cold and frozen lake. However, we did see some waterfowl, including a teal, pochard and geese and of course everyone’s favourite festive bird, a robin! Also, as we arrived we heard a woodpecker and later a nuthatch – that was the thing, I think because of the weather conditions the sounds travelled through the air.
It was a perfect day for a walk; the low winter sun was dazzling and the ground was crunchy and frozen solid. The lake almost looked like glitter as parts were frozen and I had the best time throwing stones from the bridge onto the surface and listening to the ‘whizzing’ noise it created. It’s beautiful, I just love days like that, so clear and crisp.
As the sun set we warmed up with a hot chocolate from the café and had a mooch in the cracking shop
I hope I’ve inspired you to get out and enjoy the fresh air this Christmas.
That’s a lovely post George. Really expressive and very well written. I’m looking forward to lots of good stuff in the New Year.
Thanks very much toekneep; we had a great day at YSP – one of those perfect winter walks. Have a Happy New Year and here’s to getting out and about in 2017 George
Looks lovely George, I love winter, somehow I think we see more garden birds then, may be because they need food but it is so lovely to see them, Robin’s are my favourite.
I like robins too Joan they always seem a bit cheeky to me
We’ve not seen much wildlife on our travels, but I think I saw a sparrowhawk on Christmas Day
Hope you had a good Christmas from George
hi george, just to let you know that your pumpkins seeds will be sent out to you next week in the new year, let me know when they turn up then i know they got there safe, i like to wish you and your family a happy new year for 2017 all the best from neil and family
cheers Neil, will let you know when I get them and thanks once again. Happy New Year to you too – hope its a good growing one in the garden