Sometimes (most of the time) my afternoon walks are not about me. They are all about a little girl and taking time out to see the world through her eyes. I love that even though we live in the town of Wadi Musa that within 10 minutes of walking out the door we are out in the countryside. The mountains around Petra are Alia’s playground and we are surrounded by nature and the great outdoors. Lots to see and do.
There are flowers to be picked.
Dandelions to be blown.
Take a breathe…..
Ummmm it’s still there. Take a bigger breathe and try again.
Stop and smell them instead!
There are butterflies to watch. Alia calls butterflies flybys.
These “flybys” were making baby “flybys” and way to busy to fly off much to Alia’s delight of them staying still rather than her having to chase them as they flit and fly around.
All sorts of creepy crawlers to poke and prod.
Alia loves saying “hello beetle”. Not long after this photo was taken “hello beetle” changed to “sorry beetle”. Maybe this beetle was inspected and prodded just a bit too closely.
Grasshoppers to try and catch as they hop and jump and each time they do gets a squeal of delight from Alia.
Wild peas to be foraged and eaten. They are super sweet and the the perfect snack whilst out exploring.
“Tigers” and “Tunnels” to play in the tall growth of the crops.
Shepherds to talk to and sheep and goats to see.
And hens to watch as they scratch and squawk.
Other animal that we see when we are out walking are turkeys, dogs, cats, horses, donkeys and all sorts of birds. We don’t live on a farm, but with all this within 10 minutes of home I think we certainly have the best of both worlds. I’m happy that Alia is getting a pseudo experience of growing up on a farm as it’s certainly something that I valued about my childhood was the experiences that came with growing up on a farm and having the space to roam free and explore.