Since he was little, Mark has collected colorful leaves for me. Many of them are pressed between the pages of the books we were reading when he gave them to me. I was a little disappointed I would not be getting any this year.
However, Mark was pressing leaves he found while walking around campus. He often put them in his shirts button hole till he got to his dorm so he would not lose them.
This weekend we were at Cedarville for home coming. He presented me with a folder. With it was one essay he was especially proud of (and it was very good!) and leaves he had saved for me.
We have enjoyed Oxbow’s trails for many years. I take the children often for walks, to go sledding, or to look for animals or pretty fall leaves. Yesterday was the first time that anyone rode their bikes through our favorite paths. We will have to figure out how to get the other bikes in the car and take the other kids one day soon.
Relaxing outside and watching the hummingbirds is a favorite activity of mine. For most of this summer, we have not had many birds visit. I suspect a neighbor’s feeder is preferred! However, yesterday we had a lot of migrating hummers stop at our feeder.
This morning when I got up, I discovered Allan had gone out already and brought home two dozen roses in my favorite colors; deep pink and orange with pink trim. They are so pretty and I feel so spoiled!