The two boys attended an activity session at the Botanic Gardens yesterday morning to make Christmas cards and decorations with Maya, the Education Officer. She always has full classes and the kids have so much fun. They were all concentrating very hard, in fact there was almost no talking - how amazing is that!
This photo does not really show how good the decorations looked - all the gold paint and glitter is on the sides of the leaves not visible!
Then there was a lot more concentration as they decided where to put decorations on the tree. This was in the very early stages, LOTS more went on the tree after that! They thought it looked beautiful when they had finished, so of course we did too - and I am sure they will not be visiting when I have to pack it away! That is not nearly as interesting.
I have discovered the tree which I thought was a miserable specimen of the Hymenosporums with which I grew up is not that! It is actually a tree ixora, I have no idea of its Latin name, and I don't know where it originates, but it has a glorious perfume.