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Wordless Wednesday – the lizard

November 7, 2012 Life and Living
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Little girl was very excited to find a lizard and gently patted it with one finger. It was obviously not a well lizard, which added to the mice and chickens in our ongoing lesson about death being a part of life and where food comes from. But while it lived it was fascinating to get so […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Oasis

October 3, 2012 Life and Living
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There, amongst the sere brown grasses, a patch of green. Big girl spotted this strange phenomenon. I suspect those ferns under the large and luxurious bushes hold the answer, and diagnose a broken pipe.

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The Collection

September 28, 2012 Activities
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Our last place was a children’s paradise – an old hobby farm which had been owned by a collector and had two children growing up. It was absolutely covered in stuff. Garden ornaments, knick knacks, marbles, little glass stars (why?), broken wind chimes, bottles, dog toys, old batteries, you name it, it was buried somewhere […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Sun Dial

September 12, 2012 Earth and Beyond

I adore it when things are as beautiful as they are functional. I took this picture with the iPhone that has also replaced my watch. But no matter what cover I put on it, it will never be as beautiful as this sun dial. And no matter how good my phone plan, it will never […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Parasitic tree

September 5, 2012 Life and Living

We get lots of mistletoe parasites up here, but I had to look twice at this one. It probably isn’t a true parasite anymore because those root/trunks reach the ground, but it probably started as one when a seed lodged in the fork of the gum tree. There’s now a whole tree (some type of […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Sand and Water

August 29, 2012 Babies
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I don’t think the attraction ever fades. Playing in dirt – the original open-ended multi-age game.

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Tossing Pegs

June 14, 2012 Activities
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It sounds wrong, but balls are not really the best things to throw. Not unless you want them to bounce, and then they are awesome. But if you are tired of chasing things that hit an angle and head off in a different random direction just as you are about to grab them, balls are […]

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Wordless Wednesday – 7 Super Shots

June 13, 2012 Earth and Beyond

A couple of weeks ago Penny from Wildlife Fun 4 Kids tagged me in 7 Super Shots. I’m not much of a meme girl, but I do like using photos and they’re different prompts to my normal. Plus it was fun going through my thousands of photos, the difficulty was in whittling it down to […]

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The Transit of Venus

June 4, 2012 Earth and Beyond
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Photo of the 2004 transit by Jan Herold. If your social media feeds are anything like mine, they are currently going crazy about the transit of Venus. I have emails, tweets, updates and more tweets reminding me that it’s the last time this century we’ll get to see it. So for those of you for […]

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The Lazy Parent’s Guide to Plants

May 31, 2012 Activities
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Big girl is really into ticking things off at the moment. I don’t know why, but she likes to match things to a list then tick them off. So the other day when I was shivering behind a windbreak outside and they wanted to run around, I drew pictures of different parts of plants and […]

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