After the expansion and activity of summer, the rain and cooler weather over the autumn equinox helped us to begin our inward journey, a process that continued this week at Preschool, with our wonderful autumn festival under the branches of Grandfather Fig. When we come together to celebrate with reverence and joy, the seed of renewal begins to grow and nourishes us all, as individuals and as a community.
We've been noticing the changes in the light during our autumn mornings, with mist in the air and the cattle egrets flying above, along with the fairy wrens, sparrows and Happy Harold Heron. The Tibouchina Sisters have been greeting us as they dance in the teasy breeze, as have our King Sunflowers, with their golden glow.
With the cooler weather, we enjoyed a walk to the creek to visit the gnomes, and the wee fairy folk. We were lucky enough to see many of Mother Nature's special gifts, including mushroom rings, orange fungi and Spindle Spider webs, and we collected some bark, sticks and twigs to make homes for our beeswax mushrooms.
Back at Preschool, the children painted liquid amber leaves to invite their parents to our autumn festival, taking as much care as Little Starry Amber, the autumn fairy.
The pumpkins have grown abundantly in our Preschool garden, perfect for our Rolly Polly Pumpkin game, followed by pumpkin and mushroom pizzas, which we all enjoyed with fresh basil from our garden.
We look forward to meeting up again in the new term, ready for more adventures.
Preschool Group Leader