Saturday, July 7, 2012
So much wonder and joy in the garden ..
On friday morning while Frieda, Yoshi and Olivia warmed up, the three of them bounced with joy for a bit and I commented, 'You're like three little jumping frogs.'
Yoshi looked at his hands and jumped and said, 'No, like kangaroos.' Which got more giggles going ... and more bouncing too.
We then had the most glorious time in the garden. We were the only ones there and the whole place ... was lush and green and abundant.
As we sunk into just being there, it was like the children became saturated with the life force they were immeresed in... and at bursting point ... out popped Boss, the new little farm kitten. He was all curious and lively and ripe for some playmates. The children had so.oo much fun. Boss kept slipping under things and behind things and they all decided he was playing hide and seek with them. Frieda calling, 'Coming where ever we see you.'
The nasturtium leaves were covered in dew drops, a wonderland of twinkly jewels on green. Yoshi picked one and held it up, looking at what he was doing and saying, 'Oh it's a.hm..brella.' Immediately Olivia and Frieda got themselves one .. Yoshi handing me one too and off they went under their brollies for a stroll through the garden.
We soon found a compost bin full with coal from the recent bonfire. 'A mountain', announced Frieda as she climbed up for a look ... soon followed by Olivia and then Yoshi. This mountain was great. It was made of black dusty bit,s that crunched and you could draw with them and make things with ... this garden was a treasure trove of wonder beyond our wildest dreams. There was just so much fun to be had.
We even slowed down enough to notice all the little things, like the apple blossoms peeking through already.
... and later in the day, after a visit to the loo ... we found the sink was full of bubbles. Now that was another moment of wonder and joy, bubbles, bubbles, bubbles. Pretty obvious what we did there ..? That's right, we played with them.
We all had such a good day.