Autumn Leaves

“Come little leaves”

said the Wind one day,

“Come to the meadows with me 

and play. Put on your dresses

of red and gold; for summer is

past, and the days grow cold”

George Cooper

Some beautiful fallen leaves gathered during our Sunday walk to the local park.

We had a very quiet weekend. There is something about autumn that just makes me want to curl up like a cat beside a log fire and sleep. When the days become short and nights get colder and longer there is a greater temptation to stay indoors with a good book and a cup of tea. The girls fortunately have other ideas. We meandered down the streets to a local park and explored some areas we had not seen before. There is quite a large selection of different birds in the park and Alice is particularly fond of the pukekos. Their long skinny legs and giant feet make watching them walk on dry land quite amusing. Megan is more fond of the black swans, elegantly swimming on the water. The geese with their snowy white feathers, sturdy thick necks and pushy attitude, always make me laugh. The girls enjoyed peering into the water in search of the eels and I had to remind them not to lean too far over the edge. After a go on the swings and merry-go-round we headed home. By the time we arrived back at our front door our pockets were bursting with leaves and Meg had dragged a large branch with her all the way back.

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Designing an under the sea landscape
I had fun painting too!

Alice painting some leaves. We decided that they look like little fish and Alice gave them names.

Grumpy fish reminds me of a sad plaice. There was also Easter Egg fish, Sparkly Green fish, Spotty fish and Happy Pink Faced fish! DSCN5729 DSCN5746


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