Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Autumn Walk

It's the first week of autumn ........
There are subtle little changes. I notice a slight chill in the mountain air in the morning and in the evening.
Today we took a trip down to Glenbrook lagoon to feed the ducks and go on a little bush walk. The children could see the beginning of the leaves changing colours.
We met very friendly Swamp Hens with their beautiful blue chests and Chestnut Teal Ducks who where happy to have a nibble on some bread. We also saw tiny little fish swimming beneath their legs eating the crumbs that got dropped.
Katie and her brothers collected little treasures from nature that they found on the ground during our walk - a collection of feathers, seeds pods, leaves, scribbly gum bark and a few last remaining cicada shells of the season, oh... and a few rocks that Little Loopity Lou had picked up as well.
When we got home I got out the paints. We picked some Autumns colours - reds, oranges, yellows and greens. We talked about the colours we saw in the leaves and painted leaves and trees. They then mixed the colours of the paints to see what colour combinations (shades of brown LOL) they could come up with.

10 comments:

Lynne said...

What a lovely way to spend time with the kids!

Amber said...

Wow, we are making a trip to the your area just so my husband can capture some of the autumn colours for his photography. Now seeing this maked me realise it is happening there fast. I need to book somewhere.
What a lovely post...xx

Leanne said...

Gorgeous autumn colours.
My girl is going to miss those cicada shells....she seems to have a knack for spying them in the most difficult places....

themagiconions said...

Hi Anne,
Your blog really inspires me... I love reading your words and seeing your bright, happy photos so I have passed on The Tree of Happiness Award to you. The details are on my blog. Thanks so much for visiting... I love knowing that you were there.

Joy said...

What a lovely way to enjoy the autumn. :)

Nicole Spring said...

how wonderful! and what beautiful birds you have there!! <3 i love your profile pic <3

Pam de Groot said...

Hi Anne I love the Autumn colours. I think this is one of my favourite times of the year. Such beautiful collections from the kids.
PS Still no bag from Katie! Somehow didn't seem to make it all the way.

Lisa said...

I love the collection. It's so neat to see what the little uns' find in nature that they treasure. I love the paintings too!

woolladyfelter said...

I love that you paint outside - so many people don't do that and its such a joy.

Julie said...

Beautiful collections. Autumn is my favourite season:)