I had an absolute passion for kaleidoscopes as a child and it’s only now that I’ve learned that they were invented in 1817 in Scotland by Sir David Brewster. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaleidoscope.
I spent hours and hours just marvelling at the different shapes and colours that would appear with the mere turn of the dial at the top of the many kaleidoscopes that passed through my young hands. I wish I had one here now!
I got thinking about kaleidoscopes the other day as I was twirling around taking photographs of trees and foliage as they played in the November light.
When I got into these thoughts of toys with connection and colour, I began to think about spinning tops and, of course, my red scooter that still lives in the garden shed! What toys have special meaning for you and connect you to your childhood?
Should you wish to join in my Festival of Colour, Creativity and Connection which I’m hosting here for the month of November, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s all about adding warmth and colour to what can be the darkness of this wintery month!