I love fall, in case you didn't know. It is when my Yellow-and-Orange Fever (or Y1-O1 as my husband calls it) flairs up the worst, due to all the stimulants floating in the air. One particular reason that I like it so much is that all kinds of tasty fruits and veggies - namely apples and pumpkins - ripen and we can go collect them and make yummy things from them. Some years we go to an apple orchard, but this year the kids and I drove to my sister's house instead, and picked a box full of apples from her trees.
Pumpkins usually come from a little front-yard place in our town where we have lots of fun running around and picking different sized pumpkins from the different piles, but this year Great-grandpa Red grew lots of pumpkins in his garden, so we chose ours from his pile instead.
There is one type of produce, however, that I don't enjoy collecting quite as much as pumpkins and apples:
Have you guessed yet?
Yeah - all the leaves that I love so much ON the trees eventually come down and pile themselves inches deep in the yard. Even at that point I still love the red and orange and yellow leaves - until it is time to collect and remove them. Then my love begins to wane a little bit.
Even so, having these cute little helpers makes the job a little more enjoyable!
Happy fall, everyone!