On the Hunt for Joy – Week 20  – Let a child decorate

Cee Neuneer’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge this week is Let a kid decorate. Being British and perhaps old-fashioned I have changed the title from kid to child!

Sometimes it is impossible to prevent children and young people from making their mark somewhere. Around the village decorated pebbles have multiplied. Many youngsters must have been busy!

This time my photos are of sandstone rocks on the beach. A few years ago the two rocks used to be one. I can remember the time we went to the beach and found that a large rock had split during a storm. The subsequent storms and normal tides have separated the two parts of the rock. Here in Britain we have been encouraging our key workers in the National Health Service (NHS) by clapping at 8pm on Thursdays and with rainbows displayed in windows.

The artwork on the rocks is by person or persons unknown, although someone called George may be a suspect. (The flat rock has a face with that name lightly scratched on the surface.)

The bee is a local symbol and it just happens that today (20 May) is #WorldBeeDay.


7 thoughts on “On the Hunt for Joy – Week 20  – Let a child decorate

    1. interesting. maybe influenced by our own twin younger children attending the local state comprehensive we seem to have moved seamlessly, and a while ago now (they will be 40 next year!) to using ‘kids’!! i notice though that there is a divide, and some quite young parents of small ones today continue with ‘children’. language usage is interesting isn’t it. sorry no caps, broken left wrist, typing one handed!

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  1. second comment – had not been aware of world bee day – though i try to plant flowers which attract bees and am concerned for them here was lovely weather and lots of bees in the garden though few honey bees, mostly bumbles in various sizes and colours. also, decorated stones – yes, they do seem to be popular for kids/children to decorate. a church nearby uses them in sunday school for several ideas.

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    1. I didn’t know until it came up on Twitter. That is where I learn most things these days. Of course, not everything is true. The National Trust produced a very good information sheet about bumble bees. I’ll retweet it for you.

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