Friday, November 1, 2013

It's Autumn Time

Our big cherry trees are turning yellow and shedding their leaves.  We have had a few dry days, so we decided to go out and rake some leaves.  Eloise wasn't sure what all the hype was about with leaf raking.  She can't remember playing in leaf piles.  She entered the leaf pile with some reservations.  
 B climbed right through the leaf pile and headed for the dirt where he could lick rocks and make his face all muddy.  He knows what he likes.
 Shadow dove into the leaf pile.  She loves a soft pile of leaves (or blankets, or clothes, or towels).  The children throwing leaves on her was just a bonus.  She loves to be played with.
 Jared was so busy running around being excited about leaves, picking leaves up from the pile to throw across the yard so that we could rake them again, and howling with glee, that he soon got too hot for his coat.  Pretty soon Eloise picked up on the excitement and started giggling and throwing leaves, too.  She thought this leaf shower was hilarious.
 What do you do when there are not enough leaves left to make a pile?  Knock more down, of course.  This was not very effective, since the leaves on the lower boughs are still green, but you have to admire the effort.
There is nothing like a sunny autumn day for playing in the yard.  We live in the most beautiful place on earth.

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