I’m going to need a holiday once half term is over – or just some quiet time. Naturally I’ve been rather busy with Luce and Theo. We’ve also been taking care of friend’s pets while they’ve been away for half term so I’ve had to feed a husband, two kids (my Luce and Theo), two large dogs, two cats and two fish.
And Fred our wild pheasant! We’ve had to give him a name since he still shows up every day for a snack under the bird feeder. He no longer rushes away when I refill the feeders but waits patiently nearby.
Fred the pheasant – Sunday.
Went for a walk in the mist and captured these steps leading into woods – Monday.
Luce and Theo rest on a bench after an adventure in the woods – Tuesday.
We had a wonderful day at Wakehurst Place on Wednesday before heading off to the stables for Luce’s riding lesson. I’ve included two images from the day – one of Theo and another of Luce.
Theo examining a Daffodil split in half under a microscope at Wakehurst – Wednesday.
Luce with huge smile after her riding lesson – Wednesday.
While Luce and Theo were at sports camp for the day, I worked on a series of flower still lifes.
A pastel pink rose – Thursday.
Luce and Theo were nature detectives this week searching for plants on their late winter spotter sheets which I put together for them. Luce kept on insisting that she had to count all the snowdrops she found.
Snowdrops in the woods – Friday.
Theo woke us up early Saturday morning and ordered me to get out of bed and look out of the window. It was snowing! While Luce and Theo made snowmen, I took the dogs for a walk and saw wild herds of fallow deer. By the end of the day all the snow had melted.
Herd of Fallow deer in snow – Saturday.
This is week 8 (February 15 to 21) of my 2015 photo diary. Two more days of half term left…Wishing you a lovely week ahead.
Jane - Our Little Escapades says
Snow! My brother had snow, we still haven’t had enough to play in here. You really did have a lot of people to feed this week! Love all of your photos. I love the steps in the wood, it feels like they are leading to a secret place!
Kriss MacDonald says
The snow only lasted half a day but at least long enough for a snowman!
Sarah MumofThree World says
Wow! I didn’t know it had snowed anywhere this week. The photo of the deer is stunning. Also love the photo of Luce and Theo on the bench together and the photo of the rose is just beautiful. Sounds like you all had a good half-term.
Kriss MacDonald says
Thanks Sarah – it was lovely seeing the deer in the snow.
Erica Price says
A magical week of pictures – I love the mystery of those steps.
Fred looks like he has quite a character!! The photo of Luce and Theo on the bench is just stunning – frame worthy I think, but then again, most of your photos are frame worthy!! Enjoy the last day of half term – back to routine tomorrow!
Clare Nicholas says
Fabulous shot of Fred, I love that you’ve names him.
What a busy week you’ve had. So cute then sitting on the bench together
Your photos are so so beautiful – the pheasant is amazing ! I always need a holiday following a half term ‘holiday’! 🙂
wonderful pictures all round!!! really struggling to pick a favourite, you are so talented x
Elaine Livingstone says
wow love the size of your pictures, so much detail to see. Look at those deer – I could almost reach out and touch them.
She may be a while counting the snow drops, an of course she would have to double count to make sure!!
I have to wonder where the steps go. That is one seriously happy face at the end of the horse riding, I guess she enjoyed it.
Kim Carberry says
Fab photos! It looks like you have been out and about a lot. I love how happy your girl looks with the pony x
Absolutely stunning photos from your week, I love your wildlife shots. Freddie is magnificent!
Sara (@mumturnedmom) says
So glad you got some snow! Love the steps leading into the woods, magical x
Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One says
That last shot is stunning, hello to Fred again and the roses are such a delicate colour, just lovely.
Lisa from Lisa's Life says
Wonderful photos. Those steps into the woods belong in a fairy tale 🙂