Katie discovered this little fella. She was playing in the backyard and almost put her hand on him. Katie didn't notice him as he blended into the environment quite well.
It is only a bubba - about 15cm long. An adult will grow to about 40cm. It's very cute (well, I think it is) - I love Blue Tongue Lizards. I was trying to take a pic of it but my digital camera is a bit old and slow so it missed the lizard poking its blue tongue out.
We had a a big one last year in our backyard that only stayed for a few days then moved on. I love the beautiful marking on their skin. These guys are harmless but I wouldn't pick them up - they're quite feisty like most wild animals. It's a good lesson for the kids to just admire the wildlife in our garden up close without having to handle it. :)
Hopefully, this little fella will make our backyard its home too. I see it sunning itself out on the log and my son and I watched it munching and crunching on a snail. It'll probably move on when the snails run out (lol). Meanwhile, we'll enjoy our little visitor while the snails are a plenty.
Last Saturday, Katie and I went to Springwood Street Fair.
We caught the mountain train - it's been a while since I caught the train. We left the boys at home with their daddy and had a girls day out. It was nice to spend some one-on-one time together. It was a cloudy day which kept the crowds away. Luckily, the rain held off. There were a lot of people but it wasn't too crowded.
Katie held some animals and watched the street parade. We also bumped into some friends. One of the churches had a stall where children got to invent and make their own wooden toy (either a boat, car or airplane) They nailed it together and then painted it - and it was free. How wonderful is that!
Katie was excited to have a go on a power drill. Bob was one of the helpers on the Church stall. He helped Katie to construct her Transformable Boatcar...
Little Loopity Lou has been doing a bit of bubba-craft at play group. We made these little gardens for Easter. We used air drying clay to make the little cups to put the eggs shells in and Lou put the wheat and alfalfa seeds in the egg shells. We've been watching them grow on the window sill at playgroup for the last couple of weeks and we finally got to bring them home.
Now Lou's little garden sits looking beautiful with the other treasures my children have picked up so far this season on our autumn nature table...:)
Cadi from Coffee, Yarn and Nirvana Please! made the beautiful nature table doll. I won the doll off her last year. This is what started my adventure with needle felting nature table dolls.