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.