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.
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.