I need plans for the day after a night shift, otherwise I feel spaced out, abnormal and awfully out of sync with everyone else.
Saturday was a truly beautiful day. Zander rushed about thoughtfully packing a picnic of berries, rice cakes and satsumas and they donned snowsuits as we headed over to the Botanic Gardens. I spite of the January chill in the air and a sky that didn't seem to know what it was doing we risked it, my heart is glad we did, come see ....
Adventuring through tall bamboo forests...
Scampering up 'mountains'. This Mama forgot you can visit so many corners of the world, myriad different environments in this one beautiful place.
We warmed up in the hothouse
She sits upon her woodland throne.
Whilst big brother collects woodland offerings.
He said it was Master Yoda's seat.
We made camp under this magnificent Redwood and lolled in her scooping branches.
Zander collected fire wood whilst Gaia found a nook, filled it with pine cones and made it her own.
My boy relaxing by his 'fire' in natures cradle.
It brought out the best in all of us. I forgot I'd not slept and Zander forgot his argumentative streak. They didn't want to leave but with dusk approaching we hastened home, rosy cheeked, hearts a glowing.