Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Autumn


When you're getting on a bit, you might (well, I might) have a tendency to think: Ah, autumn! The sere and yellow! Death isn't far behind! But then you go to the Botanic Gardens with Granddaughter 2 and she says,  "Look at the leaves, Granny! Can I kick them?"




And she does.



"I'm going to make a leafman, Granny. Here's his head. Here's his scarf. And his buttons. And look, this twig is his nose."



"And now I'll knock him down."

Who wouldn't enjoy autumn with such a companion? ("I'll just put my hood up in case it rains, Granny.")

10 comments:

  1. Makes you want to be a child again!

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  2. There is always Spring and renewal to look forward to. I expect the children look forward to winter and snow too.

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  3. What a glorious time for her.

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  4. I hope she's got a copy of Julia Donaldson's 'Stick Man'.

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    1. I just watched the movie Stick Man on Net Flix this evening. Such a lovely story.

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  5. I hope you kicked some leaves too. One of Vita Sackville-West's favourite things.

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  6. Autumn is the loveliest season, I think. Bad weather isn't as disappointing as it is in summer, and good weather has that magical golden tint to it. How lovely to have a small girl to share your leafy walk with.....

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  7. I do love fall, but not feeling cold again when I haven't dealt with that all summer. I need a grandchild to help me get perspective on those small and delightful moments!

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  8. Children are the most enchanting companions. Or they can be, and your grandchildren certainly seem to be so.

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  9. I hope you joined in! I came home with a pocket full of conkers the other day.

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