Sunday, February 19, 2017

Plenty of Much Needed Rain.

 When the bird bath in the garden fills and overflows with rain it saves us a job.
 Over the last 3 days and nights we have had 5.5" of much needed rain. Now as the sun is back out it is a bit sauna like as it evaporates off again.

 Son and DIL and Grandson have been to visit for 2 nights. His Dad pulled him around the garden on the old red trolley and they see all sorts.
 Luckily son pulled his phone out for this next shot when a Monarch butterfly landed on the bent over by the rain, head of the tiger lily.
 Grandson takes a keen interest in birds, butterflies and bees. Bee now being one of his first words.along with ball so "B" must be an easy sound to make. 

 The only sewing I have done in the last few days was adding a lower case "e" to my quilted letter collection.

 I happen to think ( as a ex teacher ) that a little person should learn to recognise his name ( when a bit older ) and write his name using a capital at the beginning and lower case letters for the rest.  I will continue to make more indestructible 6" fabric letter for play at a later stage.
 I have quite a bag full already which spell Happy Christmas and several other words.

Now I'm off for a walk in the sunshine.


Pip said...

Your tiger lilies are gorgeous, we don't often see Monarchs in Adelaide, I suspect the right plants aren't available for them to feed on. I agree that small children should recognise their names, my mother made sure we could all write our names before we started schoool (mine was fairly easy to learn)

Molly Bon said...

I agree with your cute little grandson that birds, butterflies and bees are some of the most interesting things in nature! Good catch by your son on the Monarch....

Raewyn said...

I love spending time with kids out in the garden - it's such a treasure trove! I'm with you about LOWER CASE with kids too - everyone makes everything in Capitals!! Lucky you with the rain - we were happy to get some but only had 2 1/2 inches all up.