Walk On By…

We are blessed to live a short walk from the river, and in my never ending quest to exhaust the toddler we often take an hour to stroll along its banks, feeding the ducks, listening to birdsong, and colour spotting as we go.

A walk by the river
ย After this weeks rain, green predominates, beautiful and vibrant with new life and growth.

Dorchester - by the River

Syd loves to point out all the colours he can find, today he saw red, blue and a glorious array of greens.ย 
COlours- red flowers, bluebells, and green pond weed.
We often pause for a rest. In fact Syd would like to sit on every bench. There are a lot of benches on this walk, so I try to persuade him we only need to test some of them out!
toddler on a bench
And no trip to the river is complete without saying hello to the ducks..
Duck feeding, duckling
A perfect morning.

Love Miss Cisco XXX

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  1. Tas D
    May 17, 2013 / 12:04 pm

    That’s a really lovely walk and no wonder he keeps wanting to sit on the benches. Scenery like that must be admired! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Sonya Cisco
      May 18, 2013 / 6:55 am

      It is beautiful, tho he just likes sitting on the big chair, makes him feel grown up!

    • Sonya Cisco
      May 18, 2013 / 6:58 am

      Thank you, it is a lovely walk. x

  2. Alice Emma Thompson
    May 17, 2013 / 2:55 pm

    Such lovely pictures – we went off to see the goslings in the park and would all excited because the coot’s chicks had hatched, only for Mr Heron to sneak up and snatch 2 of them right in front of us. He was magnificent but it was all a bit teary and traumatic ๐Ÿ™

    • Sonya Cisco
      May 18, 2013 / 6:56 am

      oh no, thats sounds terrible! I cant watch nature programmes because of moments like that!

  3. Older Mum
    May 17, 2013 / 3:10 pm

    Lovely, lovely walk and I really like the way you have formatted your photographs – very artistic, the way all the colours blend. Little A loves sitting on the benches too! :o).

    • Sonya Cisco
      May 18, 2013 / 6:56 am

      Thank you. I think benches mke them feel grown up! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Suzanne Whitton
    May 17, 2013 / 3:25 pm

    Ooh I absolutely love this! The pictures are just gorgeous. So beautiful and Syd looks very ‘at home’ on that bench! x

    • Sonya Cisco
      May 18, 2013 / 6:58 am

      Thank you, easy to take pretty pics in such a pretty place!

  5. May 17, 2013 / 4:10 pm

    Know that walk well, it’s so lovely down there, pictures are gorgeous! X x x

    • Sonya Cisco
      May 18, 2013 / 6:56 am

      It is a lovely place for a wander isn’t it! x

  6. sabrina montagnoli
    May 17, 2013 / 5:21 pm

    What beautiful scenery. At least the rain has been good for something…bringing all the colours out! My wee man likes to take bench breaks too…if the weather is nice sometimes I don’t mind!

    • Sonya Cisco
      May 18, 2013 / 6:57 am

      Judging from the comments, toddlers all love a bench, and it is fine if you are just pottering, more of a nuisance when going to the shops or an appointment!

  7. Nell Heshram
    May 17, 2013 / 6:20 pm

    You truly are blessed to have such scenery. We also have a river nearby; not quite as picturesque, but good for ducks and splashing, nevertheless. Poor old Austin fell in last week, and had to trudge home covered in stinky mud!

    • Sonya Cisco
      May 18, 2013 / 6:59 am

      We are lucky to live somewhere so pretty, and Syd nearly went in several times, I might have to get some reins for this walk I think, so at least I can just hoik him out without having to wade in myself!

  8. SarahMummy
    May 18, 2013 / 6:04 am

    It’s really beautiful where you live! Love the photos.

    • Sonya Cisco
      May 18, 2013 / 6:59 am

      It is a lovely part of the world, thank you. x

  9. Coombe Mill
    May 18, 2013 / 11:56 am

    What a beautiful walk to have on your doorstep. I love all the different colours that Springtime brings and your pictures capture these perfectly. Thanks for linking up to Country Kids.

  10. May 18, 2013 / 3:17 pm

    what a fantastic place and you have captured such lovey pictures!

  11. Looking for Blue Sky
    May 18, 2013 / 4:41 pm

    Lovely pictures – the light is simply gorgeous x

  12. Emma T
    May 18, 2013 / 8:29 pm

    Lovely colour shots. And great to be so close to the river.

  13. sarah
    May 18, 2013 / 8:53 pm

    i love the colours! what a fabulous place to have at hand

  14. Pinkoddy
    May 18, 2013 / 9:33 pm

    Oh that does look a gorgeous walk – and the colours so vibrant.

  15. Jenny Paulin
    May 19, 2013 / 6:08 am

    Beautiful photos – I like the reflections and the vivid colours you have captured. It’s lovely to live close to somewhere so wonderful like that x

  16. May 19, 2013 / 10:50 pm

    Wow, it looks stunning there, and so peaceful. Am loving Syd’s jacket too! Beautiful photos x

  17. May 20, 2013 / 9:41 am

    It’s a real toss up between who’s cuter, Syd or the baby duck, but I think Syd has the edge to be honest! Gorgeous photos, thanks for linking up.

  18. May 20, 2013 / 12:44 pm

    Such beautiful pictures!

  19. Leila - Mud Mud Marvellous Mud
    May 20, 2013 / 1:20 pm

    What a lovely walk! A love your little boys name too. Syd is awesome!

  20. Michelloui | The American Resident
    May 20, 2013 / 6:52 pm

    This is a beautiful post–I love having a special walk behind my house and you’ve really captured what makes your walk so special. I must admit I wish we had a bench along ours, Syd looks mighty comfy there! Thanks for adding this to the Where I Live Linky–it’s perfect! x

  21. Laura Side Street
    May 20, 2013 / 7:27 pm

    Wow I love all the different colours that you can see on a beautiful spring day, what a lovely river ๐Ÿ™‚ So nice that you live nearby to such a wonderful place. Your little one is very cute, trying out all the benches ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just stopping by from Country Kids

    Laura x

  22. May 20, 2013 / 8:18 pm

    It’s wonderful how a very familiar walk can continue to be exciting and uplifting as seasons and weather changes. It something I learnt as a dog walker and I continue to value now! Ha, |I do remember well the toddler wanting to sit on every bench scenario – still at least it prolongs the outdoor time!

    Came to you through Country Kids.

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