Taking in our surroundings

September 24, 2015

It’s not often you get to just stop and take it all in. But that’s exactly what we did last weekend while we were at Whipsnade Zoo.

If you head left up the road after the lions in the Africa, there is the most incredible view of the English countryside. It was such a glorious day too you could see for miles and miles.

POD looked morphed by her surroundings but it was so apt to think the world is her oyster at the same time. Especially as she recently started school. She seems to be enjoying it as she’s happy to be dropped off every day. She’s not giving us much although her first full day of school and after school club was only this week.

There is a series of photographs taken on the hillside at Whipsnade, it was so peaceful. I love these two especially – POD and the POD Father mirroring each other and taking in the view. And our four year old independently standing on a nearby bench to have a good look around for herself.

Moments like this make me so grateful I love photography as much as I do. We weren’t here long as there were giraffes to see but it was nice to take just a few minutes to really appreciate our surroundings.

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  • Helen Neale September 24, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Those views are absolutely stunning! H x

  • Sonia September 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Absolutely love photos! Such a gorgeous view! So please Pod seems to be enjoying school 🙂

  • Fritha Strickland September 24, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    wow that view is incredible, we do miss out on opportunities like this I think because neither of us drive and we tend to not get out the city all that much. It looks so calming x

  • Sammy at Seize each day September 24, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Great pics and great views and I love that the stances are the same lol.
    Linking up with #MyCapturedMoment
    Sammy x

  • Jen September 24, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    We took very similar pictures in exactly the same spot. It really is an amazing lookout point. I love that you will have all these images to jog memories when you are older. I adore photo’s

  • Pinkoddy September 24, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    What a gorgeous view. You should come see he stunning views we have here in Gloucestershire too.

  • Kara September 25, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Beautiful views – I especially love the pic of her with her dad

  • Lins @Boo & Maddie September 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    So beautiful, often it’s the moments in between what we’re meant to be doing, that are the most valuable. Just stopping, appreciating, before carrying on is so rejuvenating X

  • Tracey @ mummyshire September 25, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous photos, and the views are stunning. It’s great when you enjoy a snapshot moment that wasn’t planned but just stumbled upon. Often these are the most memorable moments!

  • Heledd - Running in Lavender September 28, 2015 at 10:54 am

    What a beautiful view! And it makes a perfect association with POD having the world at her feet. Such a gorgeous post. Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment x

  • Donna @OrdCyclingGirl September 28, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    LOVE that picture of POD on the bench. Stunning and a really thought provoking image! Like you say the world is her oyster. Beautiful scenery around there. It’s quite a view to take in. 🙂