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Friday, March 26, 2010

The convent gardens, jumping carp and a wandering possum ...

Peppercorn, Harvey and Omkara had a chance to bond on wednesday this week as Finn and Agnes were away ~ our collage gives just a peek of the mood for that day, and check out the change of mood the sunglasses we found created for a moment on the day.  Those natural faces without them are my favourite look.

From Collages
Thursday saw the farm closed for the day as a cement floor was being poured and there was much truck traffic and safety concerns.

For the five little angels who spent that day together, we explored the wonder of the convent gardens.  Dakota, Willow, Farrah, Ava and Milana amongst the magic and majesty of this place was a site to behold. 

Milana give a moment of sheer delight when we entered the convent bakery for some water to drink.  With her little glass in hand she lent forward to say something and promptly spilt a little on the floor.  With a little, 'Oh' she bent down to wipe it up with her hand and in the process spilt some more, by this time the staff were engaged and Helen who works there offered her a cloth, she spilt some more and wiped away to the delight of many and Ava who quietly watched on, suddenly 'got it' and tipped her glass over to spill a little on the floor too.  So innocent, so funny and such delight.

Little Ava was taken by every flower and rock and piece of nature that was new on the day.  You can also see her entranced by a painting we encountered in a space at the convent that displays art by the resident artists.  On her haunches and totally emersed.

Dakota and Willow loved the WHOLE place and Farrah was... ...well Farrah.  She has such character and strength and a really bright sense of humour and is also very interested in everyone and everything.

The first photos in the album from this day are from last thursday and show Nina, Winston and Dakota in front of a huge puzzled they figured out how to do together.

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Friday was a beautiful day and Daisy, Dawn and Jock explored the farm together.  The farm was warm early and we started our day down by the river.  Mash the cat, most vocal of all cats I've ever known came and joine in our play.  She was teased by a Willy Wagtail, boldly dancing and singing out of reach while she lay ready to pounce.

The river was still and slow and our play was interspersed by the sound of large splashes with only ripples on the water as clues to what might be making the sound.

Jock was first to see a big Carp jumping from the water and her let us all know with great excitement so we all got to see this magnificent sight.

During the morning we played in water with Dawn and Daisy using feathers to paint.  Daisy painting each post round the old bath tub with fine brush strokes and after each post was done, throwing her arms open with a big 'Ta-dah', before doing the next.

Dawn came and 'painted my face with great attention and fourish, announcing I was a ladybird and telling me to open my eyes and see how beautiful a ladybird I was!

We also got to see a possum in the barn, climbing up the wall, onto the rafters, across he rooftop and in around the chimney on top of the fire place ~ now that was a rare treat from this nocturnal creature.

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