I feel like this year I have seen Autumn in a whole new light and had a chance to fall in love with it all over again. If I had not had my son I would have viewed this gorgeous season through my office window. Going to and from work I might see the leaves changing colour and falling but I wouldn’t have crunched through them and collected the prettiest ones. I certainly wouldn’t have stomped out in the rain voluntarily and I wouldn’t have had a chance to see the wildlife at this time of year.
This year I have immersed myself in Autumn and me and Lucas has took advantage of everything it has had to offer. I don’t know whether it has always been like this and I just haven’t seen it. The colours of the leaves seem to be particularly lively this year and there have been some perfect, crisp Autumn days to enjoy.
We have collected leaves, pines cones and conkers which have been displayed in the house. We have donned our waterproofs and wellington boots to go puddle jumping in a deserted playground. We have wrapped up warm and fed the ducks, geese, pigeons and squirrels in our local park. We have played in the leaves, walked through them, sat in them and threw them up in the air. We get outside as often as we can; it’s amazing to watch Lucas as he discovers the world around him and it hasn’t cost us a penny (apart from the nuts for the squirrels). Not only is it great for Lucas but it is great for me; this is how I remember Autumn from my childhood and I’m able to delight in it all again through my sons eyes.