Autumn play

RLH: What is a deciduous tree?

Jasper: It’s a tree that loses its leaves and it has orange leaves, and half green and red leaves and some yellow ones but not any pink ones.

RLH: When does it lose its leaves?

Jasper: In the Winter.

๐Ÿ˜€

Well, given that Jasper is not 5 until August I’m impressed he’s remembered what he has and put the rest together himself. Ok, so he’s missed by a season but given the cold weather and the disappearance of Autumn (between a scorching start and a cold end) I can deal with that.

We don't have any good climbing trees at our place but our friends clearly do.

We don’t have any good climbing trees at our place but our friends clearly do.

Today we went for a drive to our friends place at Phoenix Park to borrow their post hole digger (thanks guys) and I saw a beautiful deciduous tree with its golden leaves scattered in a circle under its branches, something that is to others a job that needs doing and leaves ย of which to dispose but to us, those leaves are treasure. For me, they are great for the garden but for my little pint sized permies, they were so very much more. ๐Ÿ™‚

kicking apart mummies raked leaves pile

Kicking apart mummies raked leaves pile

Sometimes I forget just how little he is.

Sometimes I forget just how small he is.

 

Running over the pile of leaves rather than through it.

Running over the pile of leaves rather than through it.

My little tree-hugging hippy girl

My little tree-hugging hippy girl

Breathless fun.

Breathless fun.

Doing a great job compacting the leaves so I can get more on the trailer.

Doing a great job compacting the leaves so I can get more on the trailer.

Too much fun!

Too much fun!

A 3.2km drive home and look what I find. At 5pm this is not a good thing.

A 3.2km drive home and look what I find. At 5pm this is not a good thing.

I’m hoping we can collect some grass clippings today to put on top of the leaves before burying them in soil. LOTS of fun opportunities for the kids. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh and if you’re wondering why Orik isn’t in the pictures it’s because the minute his feet tough Phoenix Park soil he makes a beeline for the roads every single time. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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One thought on “Autumn play

  1. Love the leaves guys…well done on getting mum to take you to Phoenix park…can’t wait to see how you get her to take you to other places ๐Ÿ™‚ I bet you slept really well after a day out ๐Ÿ™‚

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