Monday, October 11, 2010

leaves glorious leaves

i think the leaves peaked overnight.  or maybe they have been this brilliant but with the added sunlight of the past 2 days,  they are practically electric.  i love them.  i trip over things because my head is in a constant state of upward tilt.  i ooh and ahh out loud.  and here i thought this fall was not going to blow me away like last fall.  i guess mother nature showed me...  :)
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. 
these are the days i want to linger in.  they smell good.  they feel good.  they are good.

8 comments:

meredithwinn said...

what happiness! i love the slideshow it's almost like seeing them in real time.

xo

Kimberly June said...

Beautiful collage! The rich colors are amazing!

margie said...

driving along the highway i am constantly yelling "pull over". the countryside is simply alive with colour.

Mami Dearest said...

I also love this time of year. Great memories in the slideshow.

Monica said...

The video isn't working for me, but gorgeous photos as always!

Kristina said...

wow wow wow.
look at those colours! Amazing!!!
Viele Gruesse, KRistina

Char said...

sooo beautiful

darrah parker said...

I am so very in love with the slideshow of your leaf adventure! Pure joy! I know your kids will be able to look back at these photos with fond memories.