October’s Beauty

I’ve fallen in love with October.
The transition from summer to fall is a beautiful, seamless dance for mother nature.

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Seeing the gold, orange, red, and green leaves against the blue sky.
The contrast of the dark trees against all those bright colors…it’s beautiful.

I can’t get over how quickly the leaves have changed in only two weeks.

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The way the sunlight and shadows fall along the trails, and the sound and feel of leaves crunching under my feet.

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Watching my kids find and collect leaves, picking up what is the prettiest and best leaf in their mind.

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October’s beauty is breathtaking.

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We took our time.
Stopping to collect more leaves and watch what they were calling a shower of leaves falling to the ground.

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Sometimes we would hang out in one spot for 30mins or more, and I did not mind one bit.

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Watching them observe.

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Being comfortable enough to venture off without me.

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I just want to sit in a comfy chair with a big cup of coffee, my knitting, and this view.

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“The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.”

― Andrea Gibson

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Don’t worry, its only a small drop to the bottom she says

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It’s like our own Enchanted Forest.

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Samuel was not impressed with the Martindale Falls.
this is not the biggest and greatest waterfall I’ve ever seen

I liked it and the area surrounding the falls is beautiful. After seeing this one I can say Patty Falls is my favorite and this one comes in 2nd, but we still have Oak Falls to check out in the next few weeks.

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This place was made for climbing and exploring.
Kiah assured me they would be careful and help each other up and down the hill.

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Resting, taking in the sights and sounds.

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Pretend fishing…

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Ava spotted a bird’s nest and said it was a good thing she was looking up or we never would’ve seen it.

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I imagine the Shire from Lord of The Rings being just a few steps past those trees in the middle.

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The girls were walking across this bridge and suddenly stopped. ” come take a picture of this. it’s reaaalllyyyy pretty on this side. don’t take a picture of the other side cause it’s scary and ugly looking.”

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The sky is on fire…

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Even after 4-5hrs of hiking, they still weren’t ready to go home.

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Who wouldn’t want to sit and enjoy that view for as long as possible?

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