Tuesday, September 17, 2013

History and Gardens

Tutankhamen, Pharaoh of Egypt
Viking ships and the Parthenon.
Our town holds a fantastic flower festival every spring. We are just a week and a half away from the opening,  but the public parks are all open and nearly ready.

What a joy it was to explore Laurel Bank park today and discover that the theme for this year is: A Long Time Ago...

It was a wonderful combination of two of my favourite things: History and Gardening!

The children raced around deciphering the pictures and telling the story from their memory of their history lessons. It was a delightful joy!!
Anubis, Ancient Egyptian god of the dead  





Solider's helmet...Mummy says Roman, Tiger says Greek.
















When the Carnival starts there are little signs with  overhead pictures to tell you what each creation is...but at this stage we had to work it out for ourselves! Good thing our kids have a good grasp on their history.
The Trojan Horse and some happy Fandrich soldiers.

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