We were blessed with a few magnificent fall days this week.
Temps in the high 60's. Even reaching 70 one day.
And an explosion of fall color.
The fall color has been around for a while, but it took the brilliant, golden sunshine setting those colors on fire for me to really notice.
Driving the kids to school in the morning has been such a treat. Winding and dipping through the countryside with new colors, new angles of streaming sunlight around every turn. Dew glistening on the ground. A hint of fog remaining. Just so beautiful, inspiring, peaceful, and magnificent.
I'd been meaning to grab my camera and bring it with me on one of these mornings. The last morning of sunshine I forgot again. Luckily, Payton forgot his jacket so I had to go back home and get it for him which also gave me a chance to grab my camera. After putting his hoodie on his hook, we hopped back in the car to explore. We turned onto the lane adjacent to an old cemetery . . .
Wouldn't you love to drive down this lane everyday?
The cows humored me.
There is so much more to see . . . but not much room to pull over on the road.
Then Anna and I drove to Ace and picked up some work/garden gloves. Yes, even a pair of pink kids' size ones for her. It is time for phase 1 of the fall yard work. Pull weeds, spread moss killer, clean out the garden, and pull 2 hydrangea bushes that really don't like where I planted them. I always look for days like this to start the fall clean-up. Nothing is worse than trying to accomplish yard work while traipsing through swamp-like grass and muddy flower beds.
Phase 2 is rake the leaves, but that will come later when the leaves actually fall.
After the morning clean-up of the front yard we came in for a break. Anna also brought in one of the hydrangea clippings. She asked me, "what do plants need to grow?" I told her sunlight and water. I got busy with a few things and returned to find her like this:
It was a great day of yard work. And once again, the sun blessed us with some gorgeous rays. Anna was such a good worker. She stayed by my side the entire time and happily agreed to do whatever task I gave her.
A good day of yard work.
The boys came home from school. They practiced shooting some hoops while I continued on with the yard work. Scott came home and played with them too.
For dinner we pulled some leftover chicken and wild rice soup from the freezer. That always hits the spot.
Then it was onto Conner's last soccer practice and Scott to youth night at church.
A very good fall day.