Over in the meadow




I do like the word meadow, but it's the moniker of paddock that is the more typical Aussie vernacular. Today I took the peeps and the pup for an adventure in our neighbours' paddocks. It's so beautiful here, we're so very lucky to have this environment so close by.
We bring nothing with us except a camera. I love to sit and listen to the stories they make up. New names are adopted, a dried dam bed becomes a volcano, sticks become swords, a whole new world is created. They head off, making their way further and further away. Exploring rocks, sliding under fences, climbing fallen trees, heading over the hills and far away.
Part of me wants to hover closer by, to say don't go there, don't climb that tree, stay close. But I let them go and sit and watch. It's good for them to push boundaries, both mine and theirs. It's why we moved here, so they can get outside and explore. Over in the meadow.

12 comments:

  1. that first photo is magical. magical meadow. meadow is a special one.

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  2. What stunning scenery!
    Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog - I'm really touched!

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  3. look at those boots! such natural fun! xo m.

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  4. h such beautiful pics and yes i know that feeling you want to protect but free play with no mummy words can be liberating...gorgeous..xx

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  5. It is great that Hugo and Elsa can have all that space to play in, what a gorgeous day!
    Rob and I have "borrowed" your Hugo adventure bag idea for a little friend of ours who is turning 7, we thought we'd take him down to the block for an adventure!

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  6. Great photos. That first one reminds me of Little House On The Prairie :-).

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  7. Hi there, I've just started to read your blog and love it. The paddock adventure looks like such a wonderful thing for your children. I think they all need to 'run wild' sometimes.

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  8. These photos are divine! I just read your comment on Tammy's blog (The Drill Hall Emporium) and thought I'd pop over and check out your lovely little blog (v. glad I did!) :)

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  9. what a lovely adventure, so nice to have a neighbourhood full of grass and trees!

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  10. those fig brownies look way too yummy!!!
    and love hugo's desk

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  12. Great site very informative thank you…cheers Peter

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