Sometimes you have to get out, even if the sky is dark and rain looms and the temperature is low. The kids don't always agree at first but we are determined to encourage them to enjoy stillness, slowness, simplicity; to day-dream rather than fill the space with distraction; to be in nature and notice the smallest things. It's lovely to be together and sit and talk and listen, whittle, watch, wander. I don't always take photos but sometimes there are so many textures, colours, plays of light, views, that I think one day I will refer back to. For painting mainly.