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Time to smile

"God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles."

- J B S Haldane

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Magic of trees

Plane tree

One of my aims this year is to help the children to recognize different tree species. Westonbirt Arboretum is a perfect place to practise. Also a perfect place to enjoy a walk in the woods. Just so revitalizing.

stellata magnolia

I admit that I’ve had to refresh my tree knowledge too. Not that I mind.

skeleton leaves

Eldest was even able to name a tree that I didn’t know. She’d read it in a book. Smile. I must be doing something right.

lesser celandines

cuckooflowerPlenty of wildflowers to recognise or learn about too. This beauty is a cuckoo flower. Such a great name for a spring flower. It was Spring two years ago that we were listening to the cuckoo call down on the Somerset Levels.

cherry blossom

pink rhododendron

new favourite

blue rhododendron

The children ran from one flowering tree or bush to another, asking the names. Declaring that each new one was now their favourite.

feet on feet

Fun to happen across a lovely simple wooden play area. Nestled in among the trees.

No signage, but the natural draw of a good place to play.

big foot

stepping stones

I suspect they would have stayed and played. A lot longer. Time to go home.

chamomile

spotted bee fly

These are from our garden. This time of year is just the time to spot a bee-fly. Like a tiny humming bird with a proboscis as long as its body. It hangs in the air, hovering. Interesting little flies. Children loved learning about the tactics they use to ensure their offspring thrive.

spotted bee fly 2

Breathe. So nice to be outside. Even better to use it as an outside classroom.

Joining in with #CountryKids.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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