9 days in pictures...

Wednesday, 20 June 2012


9 days of life creates many images... starting on the swing in the greeness...


Then we decided to head down the woods and search for fawns... Mothers footsteps were found, and even a Mother but even though we searched high and low we couldnt find where she had hidden her young.  Mr F held a newborn fawn just the day before... 


We ended up caught in a downpour and returned home soaked to the skin but refreshed...


We had a birthday outing to the Otter and Butterfly sanctuary near Dartington. Littlest was chuffed to try out her new camera!


We watched feeding time!


We marvelled at underwater acrobatics...


Powerful feet that propelled them through the water...


And watched butterflies hatching before our eyes...


Row upon row of them...









Some were tattered and worn, nearing the end of their days, but still beautiful in my eyes...


And home to another birthday tea...


And another treacle jar to add to the shelf...


With treats especially made by big sister...


Because she is a golden star...


And birthday girl glowed like an angel...


And the wish was made...


We attended a family wedding in the very church where I was married all those years ago...


I was just a girl when I stood at this ancient alter 22 years ago...



The barn reception was spectacular... over 200 attended... I was quite overawed and went home with a headache by 9 oclock!



And Middlest finished her 11 Gcse's which considering she has only ever been to school for 2 1/2 years is quite an achievement... Hence the big relieved smile that its all over now!


I drove her the 20 odd miles to her last exam and we had a picnic on the way... with an icecream!


And enjoyed watching clouds, listening to skylarks and feeling sunshine on our faces...


And finally today brought roses and rhubarb and goosegogs... looks like jam tomorrow...


And the jacob cracker packet seemed to fill with sunshine and glowed like it had a little light bulb inside!


What will the next 9 days bring to Fairysteps Land?

Ren x

6 comments

  1. How do you make gooseberry jam that tastes like something? I tried to make gooseberry jam once and it was terrible.

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  2. There's so much wonder and magic here I literally don't know what to say!
    Wonderful times, wonderful photos, thanks Ren. :)
    And happy birthday to your beautiful little star. :)
    Jess xx

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  3. So beautiful, I just love your blog...

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  4. Wow!! and your children are so beautiful. Your family portrait is lovely. Thank you for sharing all of it!

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  5. Happy Belated B'day to 'Littlest'!
    Love the pictures!
    My daughter wanted to go to the Otter place a few wk's ago (She'd been once before with Daddy) It looks lovely-I may need to make the effort!
    Jo x

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  6. How in the world do you fit so much magic in. Every picture leaves on breathless...I am in love with butterfly births, and tin can weddings! Stunning, all of it!

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