twigs and leaves

This weekend has probably been the first weekend this year that we have been able to get into the garden to start tidying up.  Tidying up is what we did, well we made a start.  We went around picking up the twigs

collect twigspick up stick

 and then the leaves

leaf bucket

We made some 'leaf' castles which my eldest thought was loads of fun.  We explored the leaves for the many creatures that maybe inside and we found this

insect

We found some lovely creepy crawlies and my eldest loved watching them.   

After some exploring and filling up a huge bag of leaves the girls and I had a play in the garden

push

boingbounce

After all the bouncing and tidying up we had a lie down on the trampoline and looked up at the Oak tree to watch for birds

oak tree

 This day I love twigs and leaves




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  1. We love crunching through the leaves too - can't wait to see green ones growing again - bring on Summer!

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    1. Looking forward to the green leaves too, though not the clear up again

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  2. Z loves the leaves, mostly kickin and jumping on them a lot!! We've never tried trampolining yet though!

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    1. Trampolining is loads of fun my eldest loves it

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  3. Leaves are great fun, as are trampolines, we've just bought one for our eldests birthday. and they both love it. Is that a beetle of some kind on that leaf

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    1. Yes its a beetle no idea what kind though, hoping someone might tell me

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  4. A lovely afternoon together in the garden. It won't be long before you are looking up at that same oak through a covering of green leaves. I hope you will share that same picture then.

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  5. i love hearing twigs crunch under my foot when they are crisp and dry and i step on them! reminds me of my childhood.they are good girls for getting stuck in and helping to clear up the garden x

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    1. The girls loved the crunch noise too

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  6. ah love the bouncing on the trampoline ones :)

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  7. It's fab that you are encouraging your girls to be interested in insects. So many parents have an irrational fear of insects and pass it on to their kids. Lovely photos :)

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    1. We often go on bug hunts, think its good for them to explore

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  8. I love the fact you were building leaf castles :-)

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  9. What a stunning tree, is that in your garden? I love the 'tidying up', I should get The Boy to help me with this as the garden is an absolute tip!

    Nipping over from Country Kids linky.

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    1. Yes the tree is in our garden its lovely. I will take a picture in the summer its amazing. we love watching the wildlife in the tree

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  10. We've been spending lots of time in the garden too...although no gardening (ours is still just a paddock after 10 years!)
    Popping in from Country kids

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    1. A paddock sounds like it could be fun, have you anything in it?

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  11. What a great post, the girls look like they had a fabulous time! POD experienced leaves for the first time yesterday - falling in them that is! Jealous you have a trampoline, always wanted one. Hope your first day back at work been ok x

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    1. thank you. Work was ok. The girls had loads of fun in the garden.

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  12. lovely photos we love rumaging through the undergrowth in twigs and leaves to find bugs and bettles :)

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