A wildflower meadow in the suburbs

We live in the suburbs. A very leafy open suburb built in the early 80s mind you which is a lot less crammed in than some modern developments, but is a suburb nonetheless. I’ve always liked the idea of living somewhere more rural but I am a pretty practical person, and well I like my conveniences close by. Also as a teenager my best friends lived on a village with limited bus services and it was a complete pain for them to ever get anywhere without lifts from parents and I don’t want that for our kids. May seem like a daft reason to some I know! I do love the peace of the countryside but like to think we have the best of both worlds where we live as there is lots of open space to run and play but we are also close enough to everywhere we want to be able to ‘pop’ to.

Why am I banging on about this? Well, randomly amongst our little suburban area is a touch of the countryside. A little meadow filled with wild flowers that changes with the seasons. I have no idea why it is there and hasn’t ever been built on but I love it. It is actually surrounded on all sides by housing estates and a dual carriageway… But through so many layers of trees that while you are there you can almost forget that you aren’t in the countryside.WP_20160524_16_16_10_Pro

I took the kids there the other day and enjoyed watching them run free, chase bubbles in the wind, hide in the grass and generally just enjoy themselves. With the blue skies and sea yellow buttercups it was a beautiful summery afternoon.field 1

As you can see, the kids absolutely loved it, monkey especially loved exploring and letting his imagination run free as he did so. And I loved watching, and taking hundreds of photos of course!field 2

There is no greater purpose to this post than that really. Just a lovely afternoon in the sun with my kiddies.

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8 thoughts on “A wildflower meadow in the suburbs

  1. What a wonderful place to have on your doorstep, I bet it’s fab to be able to pop over there for an afternoon when you’ve got nothing else planned. It’s always great when you find these little spots of nature in a built up area. Monkey and LM look like they’re having a great time exploring the field and chasing the bubbles. Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

  2. Gosh that is lovely and how nice that you have that in the middle of all of the houses. You really would think that it is the countryside #countrykids

  3. Ah it looks very pretty, a little haven. It looks like your children enjoy being there too!


  4. Love all photos!! How amazing that this is right on your doorstep and untouched. I would never have guessed it wasn’t in the middle of the country. 🙂 #TwinklyTuesday xx

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