Celebrating Play: Spring Stone Spiral

We’re just getting over the last of the winter coughs and sneezes. Today was spent laying about reading books, sleeping and playing quietly. It was a blissful rest and the BEST way to begin our Spring holiday. By the afternoon we felt so much better and crossed the road to an enormous park for a run around.

We explored the creek and the bushland surrounding the park. We found a great place to paddle in when the heat becomes unbearable. We found an old tree with gnarly roots and caves of earth all around – the children promptly named it Gnome’s Hollow (“Mum! This is where all the stories come from!”) We admired all the native plants that are growing happily near the creek as part of the bushland regeneration.

And we came across a pile of rocks that looked like they wanted to be made into something special. Normally I’d associate a spiral with Winter – but it felt right today.

I was too overwhelmed to organise much in the way of a Spring Equinox celebration this year, but welcoming the new season by playing freely with my kids felt like the best kind of celebration.