Sunday, September 19, 2010

a garden adventure

Our friend Sarah brought her three girls over for snacks and a garden walk. It was wonderful seeing the amazement in the girls' eyes as they explored the garden. The paths led from one new adventure to another. How magical the garden must look through the eyes of 4 and 5 year olds. The rabbits that we placed around the yard took on a new life through their eyes. It was a contest to find them all. They would rush this way and that each time a new rabbit was discovered. Everything in the garden transformed into a magical wonder. It was a joy to see the girls explore.
After snacks, everyone got to pick their own pumpkin. There is something about little kids and pumpkins that’s infectious. All the cares of the world just melt away in an orange glow.











13 comments:

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Jim, what a great day with those children in the garden and the great pumpkins! They were certainly worth growing just to see their delight.

Eileen

Rene said...

Good to see that the frost is not on the pumpkins yet.

Catharine said...

Jim That is SO cute!

debsgarden said...

How precious! One of my earliest memories is of exploring my neighbor's wonderful garden. A garden is a magical place to a small child, and to many adults! Your garden is looking great. I noticed you put the children to work helping to water it!

Pam's English Garden said...

I can see why those children thought your garden was a magical place! I would love to explore it myself. Pam

Carol said...

So sweet! Children can teach us too ... eh... to see our gardens through their eyes... keeps enchantment alive and well. I love your pumpkin patch! ;>)

Shady Gardener said...

Jim, you have plenty to enjoy at your place! Your row of square (and other) pots in front of your planting bed is a great idea. Your brickwork is wonderful.

My little ligularia remained "little" this year. I'm looking forward to great things next year... and the next! :-)

Paul said...

I am new to the gardening scene too. A large part of my joy is knowing that my kids will get a kick out of the area. My daughter is already garden savvy at nearly 4 years old.

Thanks for the welcome to blotanical.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What a fun time for those kids. Exploring your garden and picking pumpkins. Great images.

The Redneck Rosarian said...

This post made my week! What a joy to see children in the garden....

jeansgarden said...

Three pumpkins down -- how many to go?? Maybe you could invite a kindergarten class from the local school and let each of them take a pumpkin. Alternatively, there's always pumpkin pie! -Jean

Kalipso said...

Enjoyable post, but I cannot stop to admire the hostas on the pictures on the sidebar of your blog. The garden look fabulous.

sarah manville gann said...

what awesome kids. what awesome pumpkins. what amazing friends! we are so lucky.