Hello friends! Today is the winter solstice and a whole chapter is devoted to this day in Exploring Nature With Children.
The weather here has been mostly extremely wet and windy.
We found many signs of winter:
• The pale winter sun, low in the sky
• A nibbled evergreen cone
• Birds’ nests visible in the bare trees
• Animal tracks in mud
• Glossy, prickly Holly leaves
• A delicate leaf skeleton
• Leaves still hanging from a tree
• Spiky Pine Needles
• Lichen on fallen wood
• Bright red berries
In other news, I am working steadily on Rosie’s new socks, using her hand-dyed yarn.
Once they are finished, I would like to get to work on a small shawl for myself using some yarn I finished spinning recently.
Christmas is almost upon us & there is much excitement chez Little Shoots! Only three more sleeps 🙂
How was your nature walk this week?