i am not the only one around here who loves the leaves. they too ooh and ahh, but mostly they pile and rake and blow and throw and toss and cover each other with them, then repeat. oh yes the leaf battles have begun. and good thing for all of us, casey can dish it out AND take it this year. she is growing up. i can watch them do this for hours. i hope our sunny dry days stick around. the leaf battles get rather gross when the leaves are soggy and moldy.
so for now my entryway is a graveyard of broken bits of leaves and twigs left behind by wee ones who drag them in in their hoods, their shoes, and their hair. windowsills and tables fill up with the contents of their pockets. treasures of acorns, pinecones, tiny mushrooms and more leaves that they just couldn't pass up. once again i wish i could freeze time or slow it just a little bit.