Sunday, May 15, 2011

Making the most of the weather...

The weather here in Devon has been utterly fabulous compared to many parts of the country.  We have tried to make the most of it with as much outdoor time as possible.

Seedlings have been transferred to larger pots, new seeds have been planted, garden centres have been visited, lawns have been mown, flowers identified.

We've bug hunted for fun, walked and explored, played and laughed.  Oh how much we have done the latter!

We've visited the local park, in which lives the most gorgeous of trees...

Kingskerswell tree

and a cute little stream...

Kingskerswell

There is a small little play area to one side of the park, which, although it doesn't have any fancy pants all singing all dancing equipment, is still much loved by my lot...

Sliding and smiling

Tiegan

crossing those bridges

Just hanging around

Even the eldest two still come with us. I love this picture of them together - Joe's face is priceless!

Siblings and friends

I am also in love with the fact that my gorgeous husband took the time to join us...

Gorgeous husband and youngest daughter

Callum "bumped his bum bum" many times as he slid as fast as he could down the slide...

Thoughtful

And, we were all impressed by this handsome fella, who we studied for ages...

Bug

We have also been up to one of the - no actually - my absolute favourite place in the world. I think I may have mentioned once or ten times before that I love Dartmoor. The history, the atmosphere, the mystery, the changing landscape, it's a really inspirational place for me. Today we packed up a picnic and headed for the hills. Just a short 10-15 minute drive away leads us to the base of the moors, how lucky are we? With views surrounding us such as these...

Dartmoor

Fabulous Tors...

Haytor

and amazing places...

Badgers Holt, Dartmoor

We had many smiles...

Taisia

Brothers

Happy

Plenty of exercise...

Teenagers having fun

Time out to ponder...

Callum

and historic relics to gaze upon...

Dartmoor Cross

Yummy food was eaten, tales of exploits told, and giggling moments shared.  I love my life.

2 comments:

  1. So THAT'S what Mr Julia looks like!

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  2. Looks like a beautiful place, lovely photos :-)

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