Today ended up being a really rather lovely day, despite the rubbish weather forecast, and I am so glad we made the most of it. With showers expected in the afternoon we headed out early for some fresh air before the rain. As we didn’t want to go too far we headed to Emmetts Garden as it is the perfect place to go whatever the weather, providing you dress accordingly! We were very lucky with the weather today though; the predicted showers only really began as we were heading back to the car, and we even had some sunny intervals early on.
I love Emmetts Garden as there is so much to do, and have written about it before in more detail (see here). Here is a glimpse of what we got up to today:
Risk taking, balancing, climbing, jumping, scrambling:
Den building, team-working, sharing, selecting, lifting, carrying, placing:
Sheltering, playing, hiding and seeking:
Creating, gathering, collecting, feeling:
Discovering, bug hunting – spiders, moths, ants, beetles, bees:
Walking, running, resting:
Lots and lots of posing:
Learning names of plants and flowers – daisies, buttercups, bluebells, dandelions, primroses, forget-me-nots, rhododendrons, wisteria, azaleas.
Learning colours – pink, yellow, orange, white, purple, green, blue:
Admiring rainbows of exotic colour:
Observing the changing seasons – banks that just weeks ago were carpeted with bluebells had now returned to the wild:
Emmetts Garden – a beautiful combination of wonderfully wild woodland and meticulously maintained garden!