Our Sunday we went on a scavenger hunt to find all the best, most delicate and most colorful autumn leaves. Even here in Northern California it wasn't very crisp while we were looking for our leaves, though the season is definitely changing according to the plants in our neighborhood.
We took our time collecting our finds and stowing them away in the stroller basket. We would stop at each house to see if their trees could spare a leaf or two. It felt a pity to pull some off of the tree, though they were going to fall at some point anyways. We did our best to look for the freshest dropped specimens at the roots of a tree or bush.
My favorite part was arranging our collection for photos. Ev stepped in and took over, directing me to sit. Of course I couldn't help myself - I had to paparazzi-style catch him in his work.
The best thing about this project? You've probably have about 80% of it in your front yard! Take some time to find your own Fall specimen. Arrange, photograph, display.
I took this time to breathe in the air, deep with the perfume of fall leaves, and really watch my children participating in this activity with me. Trying my hardest to remember this moment and be thankful for this lovely Fall day.