...Homemade Rainbows...

Monday, September 27, 2010

a wander up the common

So far the school holidays have been marked by beautiful rain.
Oh so great for the garden and all the digging I have to do re-designing the back yard....
but not so great for the little ones who have been just a tad restless and maybe a little tired of ducking in and out of downpours in order to get their feet and hands into the earth.
So when a morning of only looming clouds dawned for us we took advantage and ventured off to The Common in search of birds (for which it is much loved) and a good stretch of the legs and lungs.
So so good...
though we didn't quite plan on the biggest stretch of the legs coming from a chase by a rather protective nesting male scrub turkey! Handsome though don't you think?
Today the sun is out again and we are off to Pottsville for a few days of sea air and hopefully some more stretching of the best kind.
See you soon.


Abigail Jasmine said...

I like the title of this post ~ What a grand place on this earth you have to roam! So gorgeous the life blooming around you!


Sea & stretching sounds amazing right now!

Levin said...

what a beautiful place to explore.
it's day one of the holidays here and we are contemplating whether to go on adventures or clean up the house. hmmmm what to do, what to do.
i'm pretty sure housework can wait!
the rains are wonderful, but it is hard when you are desperate to be outside. and i don't know about where you live, but we have had so many winter illnesses going around the school, i think it is time for the kids to spend a little time outside in the fresh air and warmth.
sending you sunny days your way.

ladybug-zen said...

what beautiful photos! although yesterday was nice, i am really looking forward to a long stretch of sunny, warm sky days!!

Amanda said...

That turkey is so pretty. What a lovely record of your walk. Did that big horse get his nose pet? He just looks like he'd like it.

Sabrina said...

It does look like a lovely place for a stroll. I'm enjoying the exotic puffy white flowers and that turkey- he certainly has a brilliant color combo!

Enjoy more peace and nature during your travels.

Melissa said...

Gorgeous photos! The horse is very smart, I can tell!

Madeline said...

What a gorgeous space for wandering. Hope you're enjoying the sea air. Take in an extra big breath of it for me. :)