There is a definite chill in the air in the mornings and evenings, summer is coming to an end. But what a glorious summer it has been.
|I've been working in the garden a fair bit this weekend, tidying up and taming the somewhat unruly greenhouse.|
|beetroot, so beautiful|
|i'm really enjoying these tender, spicy salad leaves|
|the tomatoes are doing really well and are working away hard at ripening their fruit...this is them after I cut back loads of foliage!|
|all the little 'windfalls' I knocked off, waiting to ripen now on the window sill|
|no shortage of cucumbers|
|that I am starting to make into pickles|
We have also been starting to think about going back to school, gathering up uniforms and books,
We went to the beach yesterday and Rebe did a bit of nature crafting.
|at first she made a boat out of feathers tied onto a twig with some tough grass, but this didn't float too well|
I find that when we go to the beach or the woods with empty hands, not taking spades or kites or boats, the kids really invent some awesome games and make wonderful creations of their own. They just need a little time to be free and they find they have everything they need right there provided for them.
|so she found a pointed stone and made an arrow instead|
|very kindly she gave it to Benny to hunt with|