Monday, October 11, 2010

October's party

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October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.

~George Cooper

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The party seems to have started.
Everyday we wake up it's even more glorious.
I've heard Autumn's peak for us will be around Oct. 21.
Leaves are changing and starting to fall.

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And my kids are collecting them by the handful.
I did the same thing as a little girl.

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All of these Fall 'treasures' as I call them, that won't be around too much longer.
Saturday we went to a park we hadn't been to in about a year.

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We did a little nature walk and as they collected valuable acorn caps and clover.

I was looking up at the trees and particularly noticing the colors of the leaves.
And how the sun shines through and makes them glow.

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It's all God's artistry at it's best, every bit of it.

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18 kind words:

Love Letters To China said...

Breathtaking Gail! You have captured the true essence of fall. Please keep them coming. All I see everyday when I awake are green palms and bright sunshine. No acorns on the ground around these parts. :-)

Hugs to you my friend....


Laurie said...

Usually I'm more excited about kid pictures than anything else, but in this case, it's that TREE! I love fall colors so much, and you captured that love perfectly! If the temps ever go below 85 again, I may head out to a park and take a few of my own. :) Thanks for inspiring, as always!

Terri said...

Great pictures! The picture of the tree with the sun shining through is fabulous!!!

As Grace, the first commenter said...keep the fall pictures coming!

Jboo said...

Wow -- beautiful -- your photos and your two cuties! Just the start of leaves changing colors around here! Hope you have a great week!


Sharon Ankerich said...

God's beauty shines through each of your images~ especially the last one! Precious!!!

Casey said...

I love every single image!!! That sunburst is fab!!! And the kids look adorable and happy as always! I just love, love fall.

Colin and Jill Canada said...

God is written all over this post and these pictures. He created our world so perfect. And Fall, there is just something so incredible about it.

Amazing always.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

And, "God artistry" is shining through in that last picture of the kids.

Magnificent really and truly magnificent!


Wanda said... this post Gail. What a great day you captured. We can just feel the briskness in the air and the colors are spectacular.

Yes, God's artistry for sure, but I'll bet he's pleased with the assistance you give Him.

Enjoy the week!

The Sanders Family said...

Love it! Our God is so good to us, giving us such wonders to enjoy! I love them all, but that photo of the sun flare through the leaves is so inspiring!!! And the one of your kids from the shoulders down, Grace holding the leaves. Love your work, as usual! :)

Jodee Leader said...

Adorable fall pictures!

Missy said...

These pics are ALL amazing! I LOVE Grace's tops and her Gracie Lu die for. The foliage in your area is already GORGEOUS!!! Will is such a cutie patootie :)

Ellie said...

beautiful. i love your adorable children, and the colors in these - the one with the sun shining through the tree is my fave too :)

Robin said...

I love the last picture Gail ... so super sweet! I love this time of year. The trees are all so beautiful. You captured some great memories!

kitchu said...

you have captured the essence of this time of year so perfectly.

Michelle@BornInOurHearts said...

Stunning, stunning, STUNNING!!! You have captured my favorite season perfectly, and your gorgeous kiddos, too! Beautiful work, Gail!

redmaryjanes said...

Just Perfect!

Kayce said...

Oh what I would do for an afternoon like that! Beautiful backdrop and gorgeous pictures of a true fall day!

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