Painted Stones – My Sunday Photo – 29/10/17

Hello everyone. On Fridays Mr A and myself have fallen into a routine that includes visiting our local pub. But this week we both finished work sometime before the pub opened. So we decided to make the most of the warm autumn day and went for a walk in the forest before the pub opened.

We decided to go to our favourite spot in the forest, Cannop Ponds. A favourite with cyclists and walkers, it has many things in its favour including a burger van and free parking.

We walked along the main cycle path and as always I snapped pictures and selfies as we walked.

A woodland footpath curving to the left. Trees either side, the sun shining through the trees

A selfie of Mr A and myself pulling silly faces

A signpost by the path. Cannop Warf written on the sign

When we were walking back to the car Mr A suddenly piped up ‘look at that face in the tree’.

A picture of a tree from the distance. The painted stone with a smiley face is just visable in the tree
Can you see the face?

I confess I’d no idea what face Mr A was talking about until I got much closer to the tree. But closer up  I saw a cute little painted stone nestled in the creepers on the tree trunk.

A close up of the painted smiley face stone in the tree

I’ve a 5yr old niece, so I’ve heard about the painted stones game that has been popular this summer. However I didn’t expect to see any in the middle of the forest.

Have you been searching for painted stones this summer? Have you left any painted stones anywhere?

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  1. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    November 4, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    I’ve not yet seen any painted stones yet although I know they’re in lots of different places at the moment. How lovely to find one when out on a walk 🙂

  2. Martyn Kitney

    November 4, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    The walk looks great. Always enjoy the freedom of woodland. Well when it’s not trying to kill me. Lol hahaha I love that Mr A pointed it out! Great photos! Looking forward to seeing tomorrow’s! #mysundayphoto

  3. Helena

    November 2, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    My hubby recently told me all about these stones. We discovered one at the farm over the weekend and another outside a pub in our village. #MySundayPhoto

  4. relentlesslypurple

    October 29, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Looks like a lovely walk & I love the sound of the painted stones game! #mysundayphoto

  5. Anne

    October 29, 2017 at 10:50 am

    What a lovely place to walk, I can’t imagine a better way to end your working week. I’ve heard of the painting stones but we’ve not been out looking for them.

  6. karen reekie

    October 29, 2017 at 10:20 am

    I had never heard of painted stones before. Must go google. Sounds like you had fun!

  7. John Adams

    October 29, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Afraid I haven’t been looking for painted stones but it looks like fun. I vaguely recall going on that same walk once. #mysundayphoto

  8. Emma Raphael

    October 29, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Cannop Wharf looks lovely, and I love the sound of your Friday routine! 🙂 #sundayphoto

  9. darren coleshill

    October 29, 2017 at 9:07 am

    It looks like a wonderful place to enjoy a walk.

    Thank you for linking up

  10. Sarah Wood

    October 29, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Looks like lovely day for a walk. And fun to find such a smiley face.

  11. Debbie

    October 29, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Hi Tracey, I’ve heard of the painting stones thing that was happening, it sounds like a bit of fun. I’m glad to read that burger vans’ are still a thing, I’ve had some of the best burgers from a van… Usually after hours!

  12. Neesie

    October 29, 2017 at 1:04 am

    Now I have to confess that I haven’t heard about painted stones nor have I come across any yet.
    That looks a great place to walk.

  13. Chickenruby

    October 29, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Cannon Ponds is a place I used to take my kids when they were small and we lived in the Forest. I’ve spent quite a bit of time there this summer and will be back in the area next week, I’ll keep my eyes open for some painted stones #mysundayphoto

  14. Fiona Cambouropoulos

    October 29, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Painting stones is something we love to do. Perhaps I should start placing them in trees, currently they are all over our fairy gardens. That looks like a lovely walk, worth arriving early at the pub for that!

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