It the Winter Solstice on this side of the world and it is just starting to get properly cold. It has been a very long Autumn, some trees still have leaves to drop and others have shown Spring blossoms…it is all very confusing.
We spent a lovely Winter’s morning at Heide Museum of Modern Art. Heide was established in the grounds of a former artists’ community set up by John and Sunday Reid in the 1930s. They supported significant Australian artists such as Sidney Nolan, Joy Hester and Albert Tucker.
Before I had children, I would visit exhibitions inside the Museum and now with my children, we visit the sculpture gardens, Sunday’s old kitchen garden and the wilderness that leads down to the banks of our beautiful Yarra river.
This is Our Dear Boy’s favourite sculpture.
Whilst my children scramble, climb, slide and collect acorns in beanies, I knit in the sunshine. Everyone who walks past marvels at the tree. We talk about the tree. People remember trees they climbed as children.