We realised on Sunday that we haven’t walked at Pressmennan Wood for ages (just over two years in fact – I love that I can check back on my blog, not that I chronicle all our walks but a fair few make their way onto this little record). We didn’t have snow in February 2011 and the plants were at least as far along even though it was several calendar weeks earlier.
Mr Frog, below, is a new addition to the wood carvings – I showed a few in the last post too. The children hadn’t come across the concept of making a wish with a penny and really enjoyed doing so. I wondered who was the first person to make a wish with Mr Frog?
We had a lovely but bitterly cold walk. The hazel catkins are out and the honeysuckle is coming into leaf but not much else is showing signs of knowing the equinox has passed. The wooden bridge would have entertained the children for ages – they climbed and crawled and jumped (thankfully the ditch was dry). Islay was a rabbit and I’m pretty sure the boys imagined they were Olympic athletes. Given the temperature we had to move them on sooner than they would have really liked.
Mum knit both Islay’s hat and cardigan. The cardigan was blogged here and is getting a bit small so should really be put aside for Katie. The hat was knit from this book. We think she looks very sweet wearing it and she loves it.
It is still very cold and we have had snow showers on and off most days for the last week or so. In many ways it is lovely weather. Just a little lacking in sunlight and warmth!
|Katie’s nose is getting very bashed – we have her so wrapped up when she is walking outside that she isn’t managing to get her hands down if she falls|