Oh my! I am enjoying my Red Sunset Maples in the front yard. I was unsure a week ago whether we were going to get good color, but then we had a few cold nights and the change was amazing.
Last night it was 27 degrees overnight, and today the leaves are dropping fast!
I decided I wanted to be able to watch the leaves falling, so I turned our small love seat so we can sit and look out the window and watch the leaves falling.
Kamryn and I are sitting here in our PJ's, enjoying this beautiful view.
This is a photo from a few days ago. Before the week is over I think there will be a big pile of leaves under these trees, and kids jumping in them and stomping around. Simple fun.
October was a very busy month around here, and I've already told Tim my plan for November is less busyness. I want to savor the season heading into Thanksgiving and then Christmas.
A blog post by Brenda (the link is to an updated version of that post) talking about planning for the holiday we want, led me to make a list last year of things that I wanted for our family to do or enjoy during the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas, so that we didn't get caught up or distracted by things that just add busyness to our lives during the holidays. I am going to do that again this year. I am hoping to post it this week.
Let's enjoy this season - all the beauty and richness. Let's focus on the Giver of all good things, and remember to give thanks for our many blessings.