A couple of forts

I can't believe that Christmas is this week, we are in the count down and my kids could not be more excited!
The cold has been keeping us from spending our almost daily time in Prospect Park for the past few weeks, but when we have visited in this late autumn we've come across some exciting forts...

built by others, but ready and waiting for us to spend a good hour or so adding to the structure, pretending to hide out, 

or sometimes, just to stop for a moment, climb inside and look up at the sky. Reminding me of this magical fort that we found last winter. I love how it is so easy for us to all get involved in a family project when we are outside, with no distractions, and the imagination can fly!

Just a reminder that this is the last day to enter my giveaway to win Nicole's beautiful Indonesian glass bead necklace! I'll choose a winner tomorrow on the Solstice, the official start of winter here and our shortest day of the year! I love the Solstice for the knowledge that from here on we get a bit more light with each passing day!