Sunday, June 20, 2010
A cool day and caterpillar magnificence ...
Wednesday was winter for sure and both Kari's small gang (3 on the day) and my gang (all there and full of beans), we spent quite some time playing. At one point a rather magnificent caterpillar made an appearance. All orange and brown and majestic in colour, it also had hair that in places sat like feather shaped tufts ~ it was looking like a cross between a ceremonial procession of great importance and a viking boat in full sail.
We watched it for ages, the children quite taken. All of a sudden the game shifted away from the caterpillar and as I watched the children re-create a game a little way away, a magpie landed at my feet. Cocked it's little head and looked straight at me out of one eye. I thought to myself, 'I know what you're thinking of doing' and before my thought had formed, the magpie, hopped up beside me and the magnificent spectacle we'd all enjoyed only a moment ago, suddenly became magpie lunch!