12 Nov 2014

Hope

"Aai, look! No leaves," squealed my three year old little boy, pointing up into the barren branches of a forlorn tree standing alone by the side of the road on the walk back from school. They have been learning all about the seasons at nursery school, and this was just his way of putting theory into practice.

The leafless tree was a stark reminder that autumn was drawing to a close and we will be in the icy grip of winter before too long.

And then I noticed the little nest tucked away in the desolate depths of that tree. A solid dark clump of sprigs in stark contrast to the sparse twigs that surrounded it.

A pair of birds were hard at work piecing together their future home, ready and welcoming for new life to spring. Even as the farthest branches caught the light of the setting sun.

It was a sign, almost. A reminder that there is hope even in the roughest of times, even when everything seems bare and bleak.


So here are my first School Run Colours, mostly grey, but with a tinge of golden sunshine. What colours did you catch this week?


School Run ColoursOneDad3Girls


16 comments:

  1. We've been going in the car a lot recently because of my joint problems but this makes me want to get out walking to school with Ella to see what colours we can spot on the school run!

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  2. What a lovely photograph. My children were also commenting about the leaves falling from the trees.

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  3. I love these little adventures you have in a morning, mine are more like "oooh seat on the bus" ha x

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  4. Fantastic photograph, and what a fantastically positive way of viewing the world. As for our school run colours, mostly grey and rain splattered!

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  5. Life and new beginnings - I love it! What a gorgeous post. x

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  6. there was a lot of green this week.. the sun was out which made everything look so much better

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  7. I love how trees and plants turn different colours in the autumn. It's so nice to get outdoors and see the beauty in nature.

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  8. Oh what a lovely post. I have to admit I have been too busy to notice the colours on the school run.

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  9. I love that you got a photo of the bird! It is a great shot. It is gray where I am too but amazingly in the garden where I took photos for my school run colors entry there are vivid reds and purples! =) #schoolruncolours

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  10. The good thing about trees with no leaves is that theyre all on the floor to stamp through!

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  11. Lovely post. I am usually running late in the mornings and so busy keeping an eye on the kids that I don't stop to enjoy the colours. I really should make the effort.

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  12. I love how you captured that bird in flight - makes for a really interesting photograph! x

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  13. This is such a lovely post. Winter is well on its way and it does make me long for Spring....I'm really trying to force myself to enjoy every season for what it is though, and your post definitely does that.

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  14. What an important thing to remember and a great way to be reminded of it.

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  15. Beautiful post, and love the photo with the hint of sun

    Thank you for linking up

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  16. aww this is lovely, I love the little things like this in life x

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