Saturday, April 7, 2012

Tipi, Kids,Cat, Wood and a Full Moon!

It has been such a beautiful few sunny days up here in the Mountains, it feels like the Summer we didn't have. So we were able to get out and about in the garden.

I got the Tipi out. This was a find at a garbage clean-up a month a ago. I was driving past with a friend and we were looking a the stuff people put out on the side of the road for council clean up. I have found amazing stuff over the years. Anyway, I took the tipi home and gave it a wash. There was nothing wrong with it. It was just faded from being outdoors but my kids were excited. I've wanted to make a Tipi for the kids - it was on my 'to make' list but didn't get around to it.

Katie was busy making a hand puppet. Friends are coming up from Sydney to visit and she wanted to pefrom a puppet show for them. So she made this cute hand puppet.

Katie and Marty (our cat) were hanging out in the tipi for while. Katie was giving him cuddles after he had hurt himself - he has a big scratch under his eye. I'm assuming it was from falling out of a tree.

Lou is slowly sewing his Autumn leaves onto his bunting. He decided one leaf a day, so it will probably be Winter by the time he finishes it. That's OK, he enjoys making this. He looks very cute sitting there sewing on his leaf.

Here is Marty the Ninja Cat up a tree again. He likes being up high. It worries me to see the way he jumps/falls out of the trees. I'm worried he is going break his leg or paw.

You can just see Marty in the top corner keeping watch over us as we get on with our day.

Here he is trying to get down. You can see the cut under his eye.

My partner got the chainsaw out and chopped up some wood for Winter. Our back-door neighbour gave us all these logs from the big storm that happened up here in the mountains last year. About 9 trees came down between 3 houses and there was lots of wood lying around. We are hopefully getting a wood burner soon as we have heaps of wood to keep us going for the season. I love the way the wood looks all piled up.

And to cap off a beautiful day, an amazing full moon was rising just on sunset. It was so bright in the sky. The gum trees frame it beautifully as we watched it rise. Lou got the telescope out to have a closer look at the moon's surface.

We finished up with a veggie curry with fresh chili from my mum's veggie patch, which made it a bit spicy!


Y_T said...

Looks like a lovely day. What an awesome find! I never find anything good like that, I always end up paying full price for everything! Wasn't that moon awesome - we were all a bit wild last night :)

mountainwildlife said...

Isn't our late summer glorious? Just the weather for playing outdoors! Your wood pile makes a fabulous photo -frame worthy for sure. Hope you enjoyed your curry, looks yum!

Raggle Taggle Gypsy Girl said...

This looks like a lot of fun......Loving the tipi, I am sure that is going to get a lot of use.....Pass on to Caitlin that the puppet is great, have a wonderful easter and enjoy the gooooooogggggiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eggs......

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