Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankful day 17: Fall

Fall is one of my most favorite times of year.
I love the colors.
I love the cooler temperatures.
I love that I get to break out my awesome boots and scarves.

A few weeks ago, Monkey had an assignment to bring to school a various assortment of fall items.
5 different kinds of leaves, twigs, pine cones, acorns, and a gourd.
We took the opportunity to use that as an "excuse" to drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon.
We usually drive up to see the colors every year around the first of October, but this year we just hadn't gotten to it yet.
Now it was almost the end of October, and I'm so glad we waited!
Fall was late coming this year, and if we'd gone earlier, we'd have missed what we found!
It was so stunning up there!

 When we reached the top, Princess refused to have her picture taken with her dad and brother, so she took a pic of me with them instead.
Poor Monkey lost his head in a couple of the shots.

Brighton actually had a bit of snow...on the ground, to the right.
You can't see it in this shot, but it is there.

On the way down we stopped at one of our favorite campgrounds to see if they had anything we needed.
We found the ground covered in leaves.
Since it was closed for the season, we decided to have a good time throwing leaves at each other.

I just wish it wasn't over so quickly.
Fall only lasts about a month, sometimes less.
I guess we should feel lucky it lasted over 6 weeks.
I just wish the snow wasn't coming close behind it!


Adrienne said...

I know, I LOVE the fall! We have just about lost all the leaves now (Boston area)...and have seen a bit of snow! Ah well ~ winter has it's charms too!! This looks like a perfect family day!

Miss Angie said...

I love fall too! Man your kids are getting soooo big! I love it! :)