We've taken many walks like this this month, (we strive for daily) but I had to bring my camera this time to capture the beauty of the changing leaves! I feel that we are so blessed to live on a street that is lined with sweet gum trees that turn to beautiful shades of red, yellow and orange. We may not get extreme seasons here in Southern California, but we do get some pretty fall leaves!! While we walk, we sing lots of songs about autumn and the leaves changing and falling, it's really fun. We gathered leaves today so that we can make leaf rubbings for placemats for our Thanksgiving table tomorrow.
When Mary (We say Bella, Lala, Ceci) goes walking
The autumn winds blow
The poplars they curtsey
The larches bend low;
The oaks and the beeches
Their gold they fling down
To make her a carpet
To make her a crown.
"Come, little leaves" said the wind one day,
"Come over the meadows with me, and play;
"Put on your dresses of red and gold;
The summer is gone, and the days grow cold."