Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Autumn in Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus

We visited Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens with our new homeschooling group. Every leaf certainly did seem to be a flower, the colours were vibrant and each new form took our fancy as we wandered and celebrated the beauty of Autumn.

The air was brisk, very brisk and we were grateful for the stillness. Up here in the Adelaide Hills I don't think the temp climbed above 12degC all day. The warmth of the sun was very much appreciated on the odd occasion it appeared through the clouds to warm our backs.

Perhaps these brisk mornings after cooler nights of the last week will cause this lovely tree to turn a little further shortly.

Plane tree leaves, fallen from their summer place of abode, were admired and collected.

The tiniest of flowers were spotted, each little one seemed to be able to find a flower in their favourite colour - generally either pink or purple.

The camelias were beautiful and a big hit with the children. So striking, my Ess considered it a rose.

A beautiful place to sit and contemplate. I spotted my Ess here with her new friend but by the time I gathered my camera together it was a vacant space again. Had I sat down I am sure contemplation would have drawn me in and I would have sat here many moments longer.

Here the children lingered after lunch. Many many moments were spent gathering fallen leaves, making piles and piles which were fallen upon and then rebuilt, over and over. Many many leaves were tossed high into the air to fall back down to the ground over heads and little bodies squealing with delight.

It is wonderful to watch children play together with nothing needed other than what is around them.


Millie said...

What a lovely way to spend a day....waaay better than in a class-room.


I agree with Millie!

Spring is making a pause right now, it is raining for over a week now and the temperatures have gone down to 7°C degrees again... brrr, the fire in the oven is lit, the tea is steaming and the sandals and skirts and dresses have to wait in the wardrobe...

BIG HUG to you dear Cee,


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