Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Reason Number 99:

Just another reason why Autumn is my favourite season of the year; crisp, scattered, fallen tree leaves.

We never had trees at our house in Calgary so we never had the ability to rake them all up then jump in the pile and toss them about. There is something so rejuvenating with the cool air, the fresh smell of earth and the taste of winter that is just around the corner.

And after hours of raking, jumping and then bagging the leaves, it is so relaxing to come inside and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. While sipping on the hot cocoa, you can marvel as you look outside knowing that it is cool in the clear dusking of night, and take the opportunity to snuggle close to the cozy fire. It is a sense of completion and rightness. Autumn and Winter for us symbolizes quality family time. It is in those seasons that we get to make the most of it and we capitalize on every opportunity given.


Andrea said...

yeah...the autumn leaves are definitely one of my favorite parts of fall too! I love the colors...and I love getting cute pics of my kids in them. :) Your pictures are great too!!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

These pictures are GORGEOUS!!!

Autumn is my favorite season, I just love every bit of it.

Goofball said...

hmm I still find snoozing off in the hot sun stretched out in the garden with a book and a refreshing cool drink a lot more enjoyable and relaxing :p