Sunday, October 5, 2008

Simply Sunday: Changing leaves

I have always loved autumn. It is such a colorful time of year with beautiful, rich shades of reds, oranges, and yellows. I was walking with my kids yesterday and as we walked, we talked about the hows and whys of the leaves changing, but the joy for all of us was in just enjoying the pretty colors. Then while driving today, we came upon a beautiful view of several trees all in different phases of leaf changing and it was just breathtaking. You also cannot write off the fun of raking together (ok maybe the raking is not fun) a pile of leaves and then jumping into them. The smell of the leaves is so earthy and lovely. Even my most favorite memories of childhood involve the fall leaves. There is just something so fun and innocent about enjoying and playing in the leaves.

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