I'm a big believer in getting kids outdoors. Allowing them fresh air, exercise and the chance to connect with the seasons and the natural world.
An important approach to this aim is to show them that getting cold and wet is not something to be feared. Our schools seem to be complicit in isolating our children from the weather, and so you'll hear expressions such as 'wet breaks' and 'snow days' making the elements something to be feared.
Of course, the Old Man has to go one step further with this principle of embracing the cold and wet, so while he was busy doing this with a friend...
...Ruby and myself spent some time feeding the ducks and the swans and admiring their beauty.
We had a mission that day, and that was to find some feathers for a craft project.
We asked them nicely, but even in exchange for bread, they weren't giving them up.
So we ambled along the riverbank, picking up those we found.
The daffodils were out and the weeping willows were bursting into life. Finally, finally, I think spring is here.
Linking up with Country Kids.