Saturday, September 7, 2013


Sprocket - playing in the mud. The kids got the garden hose and transformed the front path. They had enormous fun playing. The bath water turned brown when I finally carted them inside!

Poppet - With Baby Cubby at the beach. You can see Baby Cubby has his sunhat on. You can also see the strawberry from our picnic around Poppet's mouth. We had the warmest day since autumn, and the kids and I headed for the beach to celebrate.  As we searched for crabs among the rocks along the high tide mark the air held the gentle scent of the wattle and coast-flower blossom, a lovely reminder of Spring.

I did wonder about my choice of photos today - the little boy in the mud, the little girl (in pink!) with her teddy - after all they were both in the mud and both at the beach, so why these photos? But these were the ones I came back to.

Joining with the lovely Jodi of Che and Fidel with a portrait of my children once a week, every week in 2013.


  1. I just love these - they speak of the essence of childhood xx

  2. These are just perfection, no wonder you chose them!

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    1. Playing in the mud is the best! I think I'll have little helpers for watering the plants all year!

  4. Look at that mud- it makes for the perfect mud pie. Master L would love to join him I'm sure. Makes for wonderful memories. x

  5. these are really really lovely pictures, the warmth really comes through in the top photo and the tenderness in the second x

  6. Muddy perfection! I love seeing kids being messy.