Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

A few weeks ago we headed over to one of our favourite places with Redpeffer and her family.  Monkey wanted to take his camera and so the idea of Monkey Moments was born. Today I’m sharing his viewpoint with you –  Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old.

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

The photos may not be perfect, but I love the fact that he enjoys taking photographs, recording his day, having fun.  How wonderful to live in a digital age where he can instantly see the results of his snapping.  Not like his mother, who had to wait ages for a film to be sent away to be developed and printed out.

It made me chuckle that the first photo taken at Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old was of construction vehicles!

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

So Monkey isn’t it!  Snapping the machines that have been working on new pathways from the restaurant down to the main entrance of the gardens.

It was the first time his Redpeffer friends had visited Stowe and they were in charge of the map.  Monkey was offering his recommendations of favourite routes.

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

Time to chase after his friends as they headed for Monkey’s favourite wooden bridge.  Wait for me!

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

Better check those wellies are ready, just in case a muddy puddle can be found!

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

No puddles to be found, but some rather interesting bark on a tree to be snapped.

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

A favourite bridge to be crossed.

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

Mummy what are those swans doing?  They’re looking for food Monkey.

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

Time to look up through the trees.

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

Then down to the ground at fallen leaves.  I’d dearly love to know how he managed this shot – I love it!

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

Spotting Temples along our walk is always a fun activity.

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

It would appear that my little civil engineer in the making, has a fascination for drain covers.  Something I’d not spotted before!

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

The clouds were starting to look rather ominous as we looked across the lake.

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

No swans here Monkey.

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

Lets go this way.

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

I can spot some tracks!

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

A bit more drain spotting.

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

Mummy turn around!  I want to take your photo.

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

Your turn Daddy!

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

Now that does look interesting.  You can’t beat a good stick when you’re 5 years old.

Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

A good pile of leaves is always an interesting distraction too.

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Monkey spies with his little eyes, his little Redpeffer buddy.

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Time for some more exploration – looking down at the stone work …..

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and up at something that typical amused a 5 year old!

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Time for his Redpeffer buddy to have a little pit stop – his 4 year old legs needed a rest.

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The kids resting place was right next to the golf course, which held it’s one fascination for my little snapper. From the tee markers …….

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to the bunkers.  Mummy why is there a sandpit there?

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The kids were all starting to flag a bit, so I set them a challenge.  Can you find a lion?  They were off.

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Of course Monkey knew exactly where they needed to look.

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But his 5 year old mind worked wonders again and we were treated to a view I’ve never looked at before! Boys and bottoms – what more can I say.

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Cheese!

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What on earth are Mummy and Iona doing?

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It certainly looked as if Monkey’s Redpeffer buddies had enjoyed themselves.

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We’d all had a great time, out in the fresh air on a Sunday afternoon.  My photos look rather different, but I thought it would be fun to show this post of Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old.  I hope you agree.

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About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

13 thoughts on “Stowe through the lens of a 5 year old

  1. Oh what a fab idea! I’ve taken some cracking selfies on mummy’s ipad!! Great photos – the golden bottom made me laugh!! X

  2. Monkey’s definitely got an eye for photography, it looks like he had a fab time running around with his friends. Stowe seems to be the perfect place to run free and take photos with friends. Monkey and Redpeffer’s two look like they’re having a great time exploring together. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

  3. Oh I love it! I can’t wait until LP starts taking photos with purpose and it’s great to get an insight into their imaginations. Such a lovely post x

  4. What a great idea and Monkey has taken some great photos too! My son loves his camera but tends to just take photos of anything and everything until the battery runs out and the memory card is full – I’ll have to send him round for some tips!

  5. Brilliant! Some great images in there and I had spotted his fondness for drains, did make me smile. And of course the bottoms, there has to be bottoms doesn’t there

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