Fall Walk

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Thanks to the dog, who really needed some exercise, the three younger kids and I took a good long walk yesterday. Everyone was allowed to take three or  four pictures of whatever captured them . . .

A tree that caught Girl one's attention.

A tree that caught Girl one’s attention.

 

From Boy two who ran ahead to try and find beautiful things: his first find.

From Boy two who ran ahead to try and find beautiful things first. He didn’t quite manage the focus, but I liked the way he set things up with the leaf.

 

What about you? I said to Girl two. What do you see that is beautiful? We walked at least another 5 or ten minutes. Then . . . stop right here, she said. Where? I said looking around at the trees. Right here she said pointed down at her feet.

What about you? I said to Girl two. What do you see that is beautiful? We walked at least another 5 or ten minutes through thousands of leaves. Then . . . stop right here, she said. Where? I said looking around at the trees. Right here, she said and pointed down at her feet.

 

Two different young photographers were desperate to capture this. It looks like the prairies in the books you read, they said.

Two different young photographers were desperate to capture this. It looks like the prairies in the books you read, they said.

 

It takes about 45 minutes to get here. Boy two begged for the destination because he said he had to photograph the, "Rows upon Rows," his official name for this section of the forest that someone must have planted at some point.

It takes about 45 minutes to get here. Boy two begged for the destination because he said he had to photograph the, “Rows upon Rows,” his official name for this section of the forest.

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“Rows upon Rows,” the hoped for destination so he the girls the seemingly never ending rows of trees.

 

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These are Girl two’s perpetually backwards boots. She swears it doesn’t hurt her feet and she likes them that way. None of us had felt like a walk. Only the duty of the dog got us there. More than an hour later, we all came home happy and content from the tips of our toes to the top of our heads. As Girl one pointed out, if you actually get out into the woods, no matter how much you didn’t want to go, you never, ever, regret it.

 

4 Comments to Fall Walk

  1. Esther J Cann says:

    Yep, I know just how she feels. Love the photos, thanks for sharing your bit of fall.

  2. Cindy says:

    Couldn’t agree more with Girl One’s woods wisdom!

  3. Jane Parker says:

    I think there’s an important lesson in your walk and the resulting pictures — something to do with the beauty in the midst of the mundane; it’s like finding the beauty in the feathers of a sparrow. God has provided so much; we only have to open our eyes.