Conkers ahoy! Sun 6th Oct 2013

By | October 6, 2013

I think if D had to pick one time of year, it would be Autumn.

She loves pointing out the different shades of the leaves in the trees as we go up and down roads on the school run.

She’s also VERY partial to collecting leaves, pine cones, acorns and conkers.

We left the menfolk to watch football this afternoon and went on an autumn explore, with the primary aim of finding lots of conkers.

We found:

Conkers ahoy! Sun 6th Oct 2013

And acorns, D was particular about these, they had to be green – not brown – small and still with their "hats" on. I forgot to take a picture of these before she hid them away in her treasure case.

We also found lots of conker trees and underneath…

Conkers ahoy! Sun 6th Oct 2013
Conkers ahoy! Sun 6th Oct 2013
Conkers ahoy! Sun 6th Oct 2013
Conkers ahoy! Sun 6th Oct 2013
Conkers ahoy! Sun 6th Oct 2013

Luckily we had taken a sandwich box to put them all in, D managed to fit 48 in!

Conkers ahoy! Sun 6th Oct 2013

We brought them home and to make them more treasure-like, I’ve spray-painted them, we put an ordinary one in the box to show the contrast:

Conkers ahoy! Sun 6th Oct 2013

So, D will be taking conker-treasure into school for her News tomorrow.

It makes up for the angst-ridden hair trim she had this morning, which produced tears, wriggles and anger (from her). I’m glad she doesn’t have a shorter haircut but just trying to get a straight line at the back is tricky enough.

Anyway, a much better day and I hope everyone’s has gone well.

Conkers ahoy! Sun 6th Oct 2013
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Karen on 6th October 2013 at 11:26 pm.

Lovely photos, looks Ike you’re having great weather still. Hope D enjoys her news time tomorrow.

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Coombemill - Fiona on 8th October 2013 at 10:49 pm.

You both had a great time collecting some of natures lovely treasures! D is looking very tall against the tree and her hair looks lovely. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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