The first day of Spring
Today seemed like a special sort of day. We had a partial eclipse, a “supermoon” and it was the equinox. I tried to explain to Freyja that it could be getting dark during the morning because the moon was passing in front of the Sun. I was working this morning and pleased to be able to view the solar eclipse with help from 8 pieces of blue glass which we use for viewing magnesium burning in oxygen. I finish early today, so went to pick up the girls after lunch. The preschool group had managed to see the eclipse using a hole in a piece of card to view the image on the floor of their room. Freyja seemed a bit cross when I picked her up – apparently she was disappointed that it didn’t get dark enough.
In the afternoon, the gloominess of the eclipse was long over, the clouds disappeared and the Sun came out as if to mark the point in the year when the days become longer than the nights. The girls and I were excited to get out into the garden. Everywhere there were the signs of life emerging from the winter.
The girls were excited running around the garden, drawing on the outside blackboard and making the most of the dry patio slabs by getting them all wet with a bit of water painting.
I realised how much Emily has grown up since we were last out regularly in the garden and it was great to see her really appreciating it and rediscovering it.
I had got loads of lovely pictures of Emily but hadn’t got many of Freyja. I asked if she would let me take a few pictures of her. She agreed to pose for me, but in true 3 year old fashion she would not let me get a “nice” photo of her – only ones where she looks a bit crazed!