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Winter nature table

Winter Nature Table

We have had every cold going around this Winter.

I normally really love Winter ~ I enjoy making us all cosy, drinking hot chocolate, snuggling under blankets reading, the crisp bracing air… but Winter and I have not been friends this year. It has just been too hard having someone sick nearly every week, let alone more than one.

It is with gladness in my heart that I am noticing the very early signs of Spring… jonquil’s flowering in my garden, early blossom on the occasional tree and the lengthening of the days.

Winter nature table

So it seems funny to be sharing our Winter Nature Table now. But I do like to capture and share our changing nature table in this space. I like to be able to look back over the years and see how it has changed.

My Winter fairy door still has pride of place… And our gorgeous majestic King Winter is well at home, next to our sweet little Winter gnome (from a gnome craft swap).

We have a special new picture of the lantern walk as our backdrop from a lovely friend… And on the end, that cheeky Jack Frost sits after playing through the night leaving frost in his wake.

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We have been singing a fun little song about Jack Frost at playgroup ~

Little Jacky Frost he nips at our nose (touching our nose)

Little Jacky Frost he nips at our toes (touching our toes)

We go inside and we shut the door (bringing our arms together)

Little Jacky Frost can nip me no more (shaking our index finger)

I hope your Winter has been kinder, Kelly

Autumn nature table


I love Autumn. The crisp early mornings. The changing colours of the leaves overhead. Before the crunching of leaves underfoot. A general slowing down and move towards introspection. Warm comfort foods and the comfort of wearing layers.


And while I am ready for these beautiful Autumn days, my children hold onto the Summer. Wanting to play in the backyard after dinner until the sky darkens. Resisting longer pants and jumpers. Happily eating the last of our strawberries.


One thing they do love about the change of seasons is discovering a changed nature table. Rediscovering old friends in the Autumn fairy door and wooden gnome I made a number of years ago now. But also any new representation of the season. Like from the lovely craft swaps I enjoy ~ see the whimsical walnut shell toadstools *smile*

And the children love adding their own items from nature ~ although one seed pod my son popped in his school bag last week appeared to explode on its way home! Leaving little bits of seeds everywhere. We are still clearing them from things!


Our most adored seasonal song is for the Autumn winds, and we are having such fun singing it:

The little winds they whisper, they whisper as they pass
They tell their tiny secrets to the flowers and the grass
The big winds go a buffeting and blustering about
The little winds they whisper but the big winds shout!

Happy Autumn, Kelly