Fall is my favorite season, well it's a tie between Spring and Fall actually, but I just love the cozy Fall feeling after a hot summer! And Fall color, well there's nothing like it! It just so happens however that the lovely area in which I live has very little Fall color to speak of— just a few trees here and there, nothing significant. Nonetheless, I wanted to do some Fall leaves projects with my kids and thought maybe we could find something if we looked! So we took a walk down into the valley near our home, and this is what we saw:
Did you know that cattle crossings are good for developing motor coordination and building self confidence?
We turned the corner and look! Real, actual Fall leaves, phew! My kids didn't understand why I was so excited, so I tried to explain to them that this is what Fall is all about in places like New York where their cousins live. I showed them how fun it is to stamp on dried leaves, but i guess I was a bit too serious, as later my six year old asked me if stamping on leaves is something written about in the Torah (Bible)! Isn't he cute?
And alack alas the leaves were too dry to be useful for any craft project, so we didn't take any home with us.
But guess what? I was so relieved when it turned out that we wouldn't be going home empty handed! The kids found some gorgeous rocks with iron ore deposits and other interesting colors! We lugged them all home and I realized that they'll be great for supporting the narcissus bulbs I hope to be forcing soon!
And to be perfectly fair, these beautiful weeds and this sunset certainly qualify as Fall color! A creative mom has got to work with what she has! Right?