Sparse flurries are in the heavy grey clouds blanketing the sky today, but what an autumn we have had! A long, long autumn. Weeks of golds and browns.
We managed a hike last Friday to squeeze in a final day of golden sunlight and leaves crunching underfoot. Four families and we had the world to ourselves, at least as far as we could tell. More homeschool boys than you could shake a stick at, although they were shaking plenty of sticks. More moms talking and laughing. More girls skipping. We weren’t that many and yet we filled the place.
The sun was so low in the sky – reminding us of the lateness of the season. That was a winter sun. Yet there we were in sweaters and hatless.
Not a nature walk. No lesson. No educational objectives attained. Just people being people. Just humans being humans together in the wide world. Just beauty and wind and conversation and sun.