Sometimes, children are so very easy to please, aren’t they? All that takes to make my daughter happy is a visit to the park , or going for a walk.. or just finding snails in the garden. Spiders are another matter – now, that is scary 🙂
Today, we went for a walk in the woods around our house.. Daughter was on the top of world as ‘looking for snails’ , one of the activities that the walk involves is one of her favourite things to do.
As soon as we reached it, she forgot about all about snails when she saw the profusion of lilac flowers all over.. It was breathtaking.. Every plant had some kind of flower and for some reason, there were loads of lilac flowers everywhere.. Last time, it was full of yellow flowers! Weeping Willows forming a beautiful canopy. It was just so amazing.. I wished I had a camera to capture it..
The fresh , unpolluted air, the green plants, the tall, tall trees, and a breezy, breezy day..The joyous shriek when she found horse ‘footprints’ and the disgust at horse ‘poopy’ 🙂 The delight at spotting a cat.. Simple pleasures which we almost forgot in the mundane everyday life..
It was not just daughter who was delighted.. And the small matter that we could find no snails did not affect the pure joy of the moment either..
Edited to add : A pic of a snail from the last time we went ‘snail hunting’ 🙂 We clicked it to Poohi screaming, ‘Say, cheese, snail!’