Thursday, April 1, 2010

Play with Flowers in April

We found this beautiful magnolia tree blooming in the park today.


The girls collected soft sepals from the ground and from the outsides of some of the flowers. They were as sweet and tender as little pussy willows.


One of the girls had some wonderful ideas for how to make bunnies.


First she made bunnies out of the sepals. Look at how the sun is glowing through the bunny's delicate little ear, just as it would through the ear of a real bunny.


This bunny has an acorn body and sepal ears. With some glue you could make a whole family of bunnies to play with in the warm grass.


Now she is brushing her hair with a tiny fairy brush made from the nectary of the flower. This picture captures the beauty of the day for me. I had some time with some sweet young friends today, playing with flowers, feeling the warm sun on our hair as the the rays evaporated the days of rain and promised us spring.

9 comments:

Appleshoe said...

I love the little bunny! What a sweet little girl.

Amanda said...

What sweet finds! I love a trip to a park sitting in the grass and imagining the world in a whole new way!

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

so sweet! love that little bunny :)

Laura said...

Oh, that's so sweet! Just lovely.

Beth said...

Thank you, friends! Isn't this little girl darling? I liked her ideas. love, Beth

gardenmama said...

Love this so much Beth!
I am going to show this to my daughter she enjoys creating out of leaves and flowers she finds turning them into magical creatures : ) Kids certainly are amazing at imagining and creating!

Zoe @ Playing by the book said...

Our magnolia is just coming in to bloom and every year we collect hundreds of these soft sepals. We'll have to make these bunnies - they're so much fun!

Mona said...

Oh so adorable little bunnies. I'll have to keep an eye out for magnolia trees, they'll be flowering soon over here, I think. What a creative soul, your daughter!

larissa said...

Beautiful! Who needs toys when you can play and make with nature! My girlie spends hours outdoors making out of weeds, sticks, and pine cones.