Monday, 16 July 2012

Rotto Things ...

Recently, a bunch of children's writers and illustrators went to Rottnest Island for a retreat. Rottnest is a brilliant place for a retreat, partly because even though it's close to Perth, once you're there, it feels like you're a long way away, actually retreating. But also because things move slowly there. You can't take your car to Rottnest; no private vehicles are allowed. That means you mostly get around by either walking or riding your bike.

And that means you notice all kinds of things. Here are some of the things our slow-moving bunch snapped during their time on the island:

Rotto beachcombing (spot the piece of polystyrene that wishes it were a shell)

Frangipani under the eaves

Maybe this gate would make a good raft?
A sudden splash of red

Watch out, crows!

Surfers live here!

Spinning in silence
All aboard!

A tree? A twisted face? Both?

The most Rotto-ish "tiny thing" of all

We bet you've been out and about over the school holidays. Have you seen some tiny things? Or even some slightly larger "Things We Wouldn't Have Seen If We Had Been Driving"? If you haven't, why not slow down and see if you can spot some this week?

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