Through a child’s eyes…..

Do you remember when you were a small child, how you noticed the tiny cracks in the pavement or the scurrying tiny bright red spiders (Clover Mites) that ran over your garden walls in Summer time or the velvety deep green moss on the old shed roof or the fragile spider-webs with dew drops suspended on their delicate threads, like tiny crystal necklaces.

Can you remember that?

What happens to our  vision when we grow older? Do we stop looking ?…..or just stop seeing?

The next time you go for a walk, take the time to look at it all, as if  through a child’s eyes.

Get down low and look up through the trees.


See lacy branches in silhouette against a golden sunset sky.


Examine beautiful reflections in puddles.


Absorb the sunset or sunrise.


Investigate the papery texture of a silver birch’s bark.


Look for buds about to burst with life.


Get up close and personal with things on the ground.


Beautiful, Vibrant, Scarlet Elf Cup Fungi!

We all have the ability to get our childlike vision back, if we take the time. ..and what a great way to appreciate the wonders of nature all around us…..and to see them afresh and anew!


A carpet of delicate white snowdrops

REALLY LOOK!  But more importantly take time to actually see …

Today I was walking along the field path, heading towards the paddocks that I rent for our driving ponies and my daughter stopped me several times to show me things she had found. Her excited voice pointing out lots of wonderful things, that to her were worth stopping and truly looking at.

She absorbs her surroundings, her eyes are keen and constantly searching the environment for treasures and new discoveries…and what glorious things she saw !

Here are a few more photos of some of the things that we both discovered on our short walk today, a walk that we take every single day.

Yet still so much to see.


Fairy meeting place..


Contrasts! Soft and sharp!


Bracket fungus


Nature’s fabric designs


Nodding heads of snowdrops


A nest tucked away in a thorny hedgerow


The sun saying goodnight


Our ponies at the end of a beautiful day.

I hope you’ve enjoyed ‘seeing’ them!



8 comments on “Through a child’s eyes…..

  1. wessexgirl says:

    Great post. It’s sad isn’t it, how we just forget(?) to see as we once did. I hope I never lose that wonder.

    Lovely photos 🙂

    • Ma Larkin says:

      Thank you. I think life sometimes takes over and we rush from one place to another without having the time or inclination to ponder a while and just look …but what a shame that is.. Thanks for commenting x

  2. patriciabull says:

    I was just thinking you are right we never look up. , From reading your post i will in future thank you for bringing it to my attention .

  3. dappled days says:

    I’m always being told that I’ve never lost that childlike wonder, I am glad of it.
    Your photographs are absolutely stunning! you certainly are multi-gifted.
    Wishing you a blessed Equinox (sorry I got along to wish it rather belatedly) xx

  4. Tony says:

    Shame we cannot see everything through the eyes of a child, being adult can cloud the the beauty of some things we look at.
    Lovely pictures Naomi.

    • Ma Larkin says:

      Thank you..and yes adulthood comes with it’s own pressures and stresses and that can take away our ability to just absorb some of the truly beautiful natural things all around us.. Kinda sad huh! Thanks for dropping by 🙂

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