Watch the way
the come-and-go sun dapples the new canopy, all lime-green leaves in their spring best. If you dig around a little, who knows what you’ll find; sticks to make a den… or an actual den? Is it the home of a rabbit or badger? Look down and deer tracks scatter through deep mud, look up and there’s a bird’s nest high and safe, a hole in the trunk is home to a nuthatch. Pause a while and gather round for a flask of hot tea, and share a fruit cake on a fallen log. Everything tastes better outdoors.
With thanks to our shoot families: the Huertas-Masons – Rosie, Mani, Tilda and Emi; and the Plummers – Hannah, Simon, Evie and Tristan. Our April Showers shoot was co-ordinated by our art editor Cathy McKinnon. Sadly, Cathy (above) leaves the team this month – she’s moving to the coast and on to adventures new. By the time you read this we’ll be missing her already.