I heard this song on the way to my school today. And thought as I saw the sun through the trees, this is my fall song this year. So here ya go! (click here)
Around September 15th (give or take a day) I sort of woke up with a panic feeling, like what if I miss fall?
I know, that's weird, but autumn is glorious in New England; we wait all year for it.
But we can't just quit life and do fall.
So I got out my big blotter family calendar and wrote in some things that we were going to do. This was one of them "wax leaves"
After the girls and I got home from school we changed and headed to a few our our favorite local leaf spots.
The elementary school is one of them.
Spectacular right now.
I've taken photos here every year since Anna was in kindergarten here nine years ago.
Here we are back in 2011
Because untouched by photo shop these leaves and this tree (we've named the Mrs. Mulready tree) take our breath away year after year.
(named because of this picture I took back when Abigail was in kindergarten)
especially when the sun is just right.
"suddenly there was a wonderful chill in the air, even in the warm sunshine, like hot apple crisp with ice cream," Susan Branch (of course)
After their school we headed to a local hike. (here) We hiked to the top. And loved everything along the way.
big old Connecticut trees.
~ Feed your soul with silence; that's where dreams are born ~
This hike overlooks all of this, leaves just starting to turn here.
There's something about the sunshine and the dark forest.
When we got home we melted the wax and dipped our leaves.
They are right now between pages of really heavy books so that we can hang them and even mail them off to friends who don't see what we dream of all year.
yes, fall, all I do is dream of you...