Today is one of those most gorgeous of fall days; sunny, the air slightly warm with more than a hint of crispness and the colors in the trees are simply amazing! Did I mention this is my favorite time of year?
I remember as a child we lived on a small farm that had some really big trees - at least that was my perception, I was little. We would rake all of the leaves into a pile and my sister and I would get to jump into the mound of vegetation hued in russet and crimson and gold. Eventually, they would be burned, a fragrance both earthy and pungent. The aroma still evokes pleasant memories.
|Gilded Maple Leaves|
If there is a blanket of leaves on a path or sidewalk, I’m somehow forced to walk and crunch through them, while stopping to collect a few to carry along and press. These gilded treasures are kept for a while, and then added to the compost. Fleeting possessions.
Words of great inspiration? No … just happy childhood memories that can be relived each year.
Color me, Autumn ~ Missy