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Summer nature table

14 Jul

I think it has officially been summer for a little while now but unfortunately our English climate seems unaware of this fact.

We had really enjoyed our spring nature table so were keen to update it for the new season. I painted a new watercolor picture to represent a summer time tree. The shells are from our local beach. Ok, I have to admit, they were bought and not collected at the beach. We don’t live anywhere exotic enough for these types of shells. Hopefully during the summer we will get to add some collected treasures from our days out.

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The little bunches of flowers are all collected from our garden. It’s good to know that even though the sun is rarely shining, the garden is still producing beautiful flowers and delicious soft fruit.

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Sunshine after the rain

24 Apr

We’ve had a lot of rain recently and today even had thunder and lightening followed by a hailstorm. I wish I could be the sort of mum who was happy to take the kids outdoors regardless of the weather but I’m not. In fact I think I might be allergic to rain. Fortunately by the time the two monsters woke from their nap, the grey skies had cleared and the sun was shining brightly.

We decided to put on wellies and head to the woods. The Limpet loved jumping in all the puddles and squelching through the mud.

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We watched squirrels running up trees and spotted signs of spring.

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Can you spot the ladybird on the leaf?

Our local woods also have a great adventure area. Most of which is aimed at bigger kids but we were able to enjoy some bits.

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