We saw more creatures and got a little bit rained on. And the tide was in, so we only managed to throw some stones (what is it about throwing stones in water? It keeps kids amused for ages!)
According to the boys, the painted lady butterfly is having a bumper year, there certainly seemed to be millions of them.
Oh, and I’m pretty sure a smack head nearly stole my pushchair, so that was fun!
The Botanical Gardens have been on my ‘to visit’ list for a while, I’ve only heard good things. We all had fun, the only thing I would say is we underestimated the size of the place and didn’t have enough time! Definitely will go back!
This little sunflower had lots of friends…
These ones were fairly normal:
And we decided this one was a mutant:
We met many, many caterpillars (and yes, they were hungry):
Google says they’ll grow up to be cinnabar moths, as opposed to butterflies, so the kids were a little disappointed! I’ll plan a butterfly hunt next time, I guess.
Ok, it’s not a proper person size…
But it still counts, right?
It’s based on this pattern, but I made the top a bit different, I sort of made it up as I went though. I used a different border to trim the bottom, I went for a square trim instead of the one in the pattern.
She seems to like it though!
Yarn: yarn fair poppet bright colours (I think it’s discontinued now though)
Pattern is here