Monday, October 29, 2012

Bare feet and crunchy leaves on a warm fall day.
Handmade leaf showers!
Looking at the world from a different point of view.
Jumping in leaves and on the trampoline at the same time.
Helping my sister enjoy the fall leaves too!!
We were so glad for last week's wonderfully warm days.  
We hit the upper 70's and it was gorgeous.

That was the last of it though.  
We went from a week of 70's to this week being only in the 40's with lots of rain.

I'm still hoping for some fairly warm November days.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Charles Dickens liked fall too!

I ♥ Fall!
It is truly my favorite season.
So I thought I'd share a poem I recently found by one of my favorite authors, 
Charles Dickens.

Merry Autumn Days

'Tis pleasant on a fine spring morn
     To see the buds expand,
'Tis pleasant in the summertime
     To see the fruitful land;
'Tis pleasant on a winter's night
     To sit around the blaze,
But what are joys like these, my boys,
     To merry autumn days!

We hail the merry autumn days,
     When leaves are turning red;
Because they're far more beautiful
     Than anyone has said.
We hail the merry harvest time,
     The gayest of the year;
The time of rich and bounteous crops,
     Rejoicing and good cheer.

The boardwalk through Jackson Bog
We had a lovely little hike through the Jackson Bog several weeks ago.  It's an enjoyable 1 mile + walk.

This part of the boardwalk is either sinking or the bog is rising.
My shoes got wet!
We also went to the Wilderness Center on a nice warm morning last week.  It ended up being warm, sunny, and a very nice hike.