Thursday, October 11, 2007



Our wet summer has had some benefit; the experts tell us the beautiful autumn colours will last longer and be even more beautiful this year! I saw this lovely tree at the Zoo.

Yesterday morning I spent a happy few hours in the front garden; cutting back some overgrown bushes and weeding, plus I planted a few small shrubs and the last of my agapanthus. Kate had friends coming over for tea so I also made a batch of cinder toffee and some choc chip cookies! Then it was time for RDA.

We have a new group of children riding this term. One little girl cried for her mummy the entire first ride. It was pitiful; I felt it was cruel to make her ride :( The second time, I was glad I wasn't leading her but she seemed to be crying less but still not enjoying herself much. The third time she was happier and telling her pony all about her dolly waiting in the bus. Yesterday, although initially a bit upset at not having her usual pony, she said "This is fun". I was so happy!!!

I have bought some lovely Rowan yarn for my cushion, plus a pair of bamboo needles which I've heard are great to knit with. I'm looking forward to starting....

9 comments:

photowannabe said...

Sounds like you had a busy day for your self. I like the various colors of that tree and am happy to hear the kittle girl is now enjoying her riding time.

picperfic said...

so happy for the little girl....the autumn colours really are gorgeous. Can't wait to see the cushion!

Mike said...

I hope the experts are right about those colours. I love them!

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artisbliss said...

Love the colors in the photo. The work with kids & ponies sounds fun and interesting, too.

RUTH said...

Wonderful Autumn colours in this photo. I'm glad the little girl enjoyed finally came to enjoy the riding...
You have been busy in the garden and knitting too! I'd never heard of bamboo needles...maybe you should try growing your own..LOL
Have a great weekend
{{HUGS}}
Rx

Akelamalu said...

Beautiful photo.

What a success story with that little girl!

JAM said...

Having grown up in Louisiana in the US, there was lots and lots and lots of rain every year. It's a wet place.

So I love this photo, it's a scene I grew up with, the wet droopy leaves. Though I have to say that Louisiana doesn't have a whole lot of hard wood trees that turn pretty colors, mostly pines. But the few trees that do, well this is how I remember seeing them.

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Glad the RDA is going well and that the little girl settled down finally.

I dont think we are going to have much fall color this year, time will tell. It has been so dry here. Enjoy yours.

Lori
xx