I prefer the word autumn to fall. It's just a lovelier word. Each year I look for pretty leaves that have fallen on the ground. (Slows the pace of my walk down since I keep stopping to turn over promising-looking leaves!) I bring them home and scan them so I'll have them forever. I found the two beauties above lying on the street a couple of days ago. I've done this since 2001, I believe. A few years ago, I printed some of these out on fabric and made a quilt. I gave it to my sister. I'm thinking I need to make another just for me!
Warren and I took a little shopping trip to Home Depot today. I have these jack-o-lantern luminaries on our front porch.
Each year I put little tea lights in the luminaries and worry about the trick or treaters catching their costumes on fire as they walk up the steps. So while at Home Depot we bought some of those little battery-operated flameless tealights. We get home, I start opening the packages and dropping them into the luminaries, and I accidentally drop one. There's a very small chipmunk hole next to the steps, and wouldn't you know it? It falls right into that hole! Warren had to dig it out for me. What a good husband!
Here's a recent photo of my 2-year-old grandson Bobby taken by his mom. Isn't that expression priceless?