This morning was beautiful with dew on the grass and a lingering mist in the air from last night’s rain, the girls couldn’t wait to get outdoors. They discovered a spider spinning her delicate web, flower petals scattered on the soil that fell during the rain, a snail’s empty shell, and autumn’s fallen leaves.
My daughters and I share a love of nature and art, so this morning we decided to combine the two. A simple pile of rocks became so much more when they stopped and examined each one’s uniqueness and determined how they would incorporate them into their designs. My middle girl made sure to stuff her rain coat pockets with the extra special rocks to save for later. And my eldest is becoming more and more patient with her little sister, letting her in on her play even though she may not do things exactly the way she’d like.
As the weather gets cooler, we are on a bit of a mission to soak up as much of autumn as possible before winter sets in and blankets the earth in snow.