Gardens, children and taking time

Briefly this morning the sun came out. I was almost fooled into putting out the washing.

I spotted AJ’s miniature alpine garden from two years ago (this year’s miniature garden), which she had transplanted into an alpine trough.

She sees it as very much her garden. She pulls out weeds and decorates it with stones and shells.  Seeing it today, reminded me that I had promised her a bit of the garden as her own. I’ve shown her which part she can have, but she hasn’t started yet. I suspect, she is not sure where to start. This weekend, I will make time, just for her, and we will start it together.

After school, I took them all out into the garden to collect materials for our next project. We collected, but they seemed to be enjoying playing outside, so we stayed out and played. As one of them pointed out, there will be more time tomorrow. Too true, too true.

They like the idea of washing their faces in the morning dew tomorrow, so we’ll be out first thing.

4 thoughts on “Gardens, children and taking time

  • Saturday 1 May, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Tell AJ she has great taste…I love Alpines and now live where we can drive and walk and see them …lovely
    We had freezing sleet, then snow, then rain…so dew might be out for tomorrow…lol

    Happy May day to you all!

    • Saturday 1 May, 2010 at 11:00 am

      Val – strange to think you are still feeling the effects of winter. AJ is our resident expert on alpines and I’m learning along side her. She has plans to get some more this year to expand her collection.

      Happy May Day!

  • Saturday 1 May, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I just wanted to let you know how much I am loving your blog, having just found it.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to share.
    Happy Bank Holiday weekend to you and yours
    Love & sunshine

    • Saturday 1 May, 2010 at 10:39 am

      Denise – Hope you have a lovely, sunny Bank Holiday. Looks like it will be a good one!

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