Monday, 29 June 2015

There's a worm at the bottom of the garden...

" A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement"
- Rachel Carson -

This past couple of weeks we have been pretty house-bound. Newborns force you to withdraw, pull back, take a breather... the school run has been the extent of our adventuring out the door... but the sunshine and the garden have drawn these two little ladies outdoors while their baby brother sleeps and sleeps (how is it possible that they sleep SO MUCH at the beginning!??)

The garden draws out the imaginations of these little ladies. I love the insights you get when your  two year old marches past on a mission, laden with shopping bags and pushing her dolls buggy...

"Where are you going, Heidi?"

"Babyland" she answers straight-faced, as though its the most natural thing in the world.

There have been tea-parties, paddling pool splash-times, trips to "market"and plenty of games of "Little House on the Prairie"...

... and there's discovery... spring flowers, creepy crawlies, sunflowers and herb gardens... questions about how things grow and where they come from and what they do...

... and then we found the worm...

Little hands eager to prod and poke... a hundred questions... 

and after they were all asked, these little girls returned to their favourite game... loaded up their wagon and headed to market.

One little lady steering that wagon so carefully...

While our youngest resembles more of a Calamity Jane!

Oh! To have the vivid, wild and precious imaginations of these girls of ours!


  1. I just loved being there with them in the garden! Miss each one of you! X x x

  2. Great worm! Great horse and carriage! So much fun ☆

  3. I think the horse riding shows their true characters :-) xx

  4. Just delightful Claire....there is so much to marvel at in the beauty of creation xx


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