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26.5.11

Autumn Leaves are a falling...

Posted by Jeanne

Autumn Leaves are a falling,
Red and Yellow and Brown,
Autumn Leaves are a falling,
See them tumbling down...

Don't you wish you could come and crinch crunch crackle your way through a carpet of leaves like this one? We'd love to have you join us.

The sights and sounds of autumn are everywhere in our peaceful garden right now - the ornamental grape vine in Jemimah's cubby is a glorious deep glowing red; the liquidamber is...well...liquid amber; and the claret ash is...actually yellow. We missed the claret this year because the weather didn't get cold enough early enough.

Don't you just love the change of seasons? All of them are wonderful in their own way, but there is something especially lovely about autumn, I think.

At times like this it is easy to forget for a moment that there ever was a flood. Life is good.

This weekend we'll be raking all that loveliness into heaps to jump into and roll in and throw around. Leaves flutter so beautifully when they fall - like fairies in parachutes. Later we'll bury each other in gloriously coloured leaves, such fun, before heading inside, red cheeked to the open fire to cuggle up in crochet blankets and watch old movies and enjoy being a family. Oh how delicious.

Sunday is our wedding anniversary too.

16 comments:

Blossom said...

Oh, beautiful photos! I forget that you are in Australia sometimes. We are going through Spring here and you post pictures of autumn leaves...makes me long for autumn just a little :)
We don't have trees that we can rake the leaves into a pile and jump into but I remember being able to when I was younger. And my kids do it every opportunity they get at grandparents' houses.

Joel said...

Oh, yes, Jeanne, we are loving our autumn leaves here, too. Lots of big, golden, old wild elms all along our road and our golden ash has just now become bare. Lots of raking and jumping to do; fun indeed!

Chef Penny said...

Sadly, it is hotter than he@@ here right now so no autumn leaves for us. Actually, it never gets cool enough for our leaves to change color. I loved looking at your photos. It reminded me of my childhood in New England.

MommaMindy said...

I'm so thankful you can still see the beauty around you despite the suffering through the flood.

I'm always a little startled to be reminded your seasons are different than in the states. :) We just enjoyed the glorious unfolding of new leaves and buds.

Blessings!

Ritsumei said...

Oh, that's beautiful! I'm another northern blogger, so it's spring here, but those pictures are just lovely. We have a friend from New Zealand, living in the States, and I asked her one day if you ever get used to the seasons being backwards. She says no. I believe it. Your leaves are beautiful. I'll look forward to enjoying ours; after we finish with Spring and Summer. ;p

Sarah said...

Beautiful post...yes the colors of Autumn are magnificant, but even more magnificant is our awesome creator who first thought of these amazing colors and changes in the seasons! xxx

Have a wonderful anniversary on Sunday! We'll be busy packing up and heading home then to Newcastle!

Rebecca said...

Lovely photos. We'd love to join you and play in those leaves! We don't have enough for a pile at our house, but I took the kids to the park by the river today and we did all that in the autumn leaves there. So. Much. Fun.

Congratulations on your anniversary!

Jeana Marie said...

So when can we come?

I hope your anniversary is the bestest ever!!!!!

the weird one,
J

Jeana Marie said...

{PS May is the best ever month in which to be wed}

Hopewell said...

Happy Anniversary!! Lovely pictures!

JEN said...

Hey Jeanne!

Autumn is such a beautiful season - it's becoming my favourite time of year when I look at the colourful beauty God has created in these gorgeous leaves. So stunning!

Glad to hear you're doing well and that you and your family are having such fun playing in the leaves. Would love to be there with you, crunching over them and enjoying your lovely company.

Happy anniversary to you both! xxx

joyfulmum said...

Happy Wedding anniversary! I love autumn too:) all those falling leaves.....love jumping on them with Rebekah:)

Louise said...

Lovely autumn colour here too. Jeremy's job to rake them up though.
Enjoy your anniversary!

Jo Princess Warrior said...

Hope you had a great wedding anniversary!!!! Loved seeing these photos and the hope in your words after a horiffic start of the year for you with the floods.

We are surrounded by evergreens in our QLD home, so we don't get the pretty colours in autumn like this - just stunninng!

Richele said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your beloved. Sounds like a lovely, crinchy crunchy weekend.

Therese said...

Happy anniversary to you both. I would love to come and walk in your leaves.

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