I realize my posting has been pretty scarce as of late. Forgive me, but we have been out and about enjoying this beautiful fall in the Midwest. Up until now, I have always held a special place in my heart for Blacksburg, VA as the most beautiful place to watch the leaves change. While I was studying at Virginia Tech, the leaves on campus changed to vibrant orange and maroon to match the spirit of the school colors every fall season. It was breathtaking all around as we nestled away in the mountains.
This year, I don’t believe the orange I remember back in the long ago days of university can hold a match to the vibrant orange coasting the tree lines here in Illinois. It’s a beautiful fall Ya’ll! I adore watching my little Panda rake up leaves to make jumping piles while baby fox attempts his first steps along the bushes and fence of our garden, maybe eating a few shreds of grass and leaves while mommy isn’t looking.
Every few days we take adventure walks through the tiny woods behind our house to hunt and gather leaves, mushrooms, sticks, and wildflowers. We make collages out of our nature materials and glitter bomb them as we see fit, oh the mess! If you ask my three year old what his most favorite thing in the world to do is, he will respond, “JUMPING IN MUCKY PUDDLES WITH RAINBOOTS!” So if you are ever wondering where I am lately, just assume I am jumping in mucky puddles with him. There is a little time for art. I might be doing that too if I’m lucky.