Nov 7, 2009

Autumn in America

The Maycock Family, November 1, 2009. We're a world away from the tropical environment Elijah was born into, but we're still surrounded by beauty.

The leaves are mostly gone from the trees now, the brief but brilliant season of color is already passed. But we managed to capture the tail end of that beauty last Sunday afternoon, the first of November.

The only reason I'm having so much fun is because I only raked for about 15 minutes before I went inside to work on my lesson plans. Mom Leen says she'll be raking through Thanksgiving!

The Little Fella in his favorite place: Outdoors!

Down the quiet street we live on.

Mom Leen labors on the never ending task of raking leaves.


Ken & Crystal Pierson said...

Beautiful Fall pics, guys! We can't believe how big Elijah is getting! He looks like he's having so much fun in the Fall leaves! Enjoy the Fall season for us and the yummy apple cider that goes along with it! :-)
ps - we liked your "drive in" post too!

Mai said...

Little Elijah, so happy in all those leaves!! (Someone needs to create a leaf vacuum so the leaves can all just be sucked up!)

Rose said...

what a beautiful place. I remember when Carol and I took a walk in the neighborhood after getting back from Saipan, and I thought it was so pastoral and lovely, with all those trees. And even now, with the leaves gone, it's still beautiful. Enjoy! Elijah certainly is enjoying it!

yolland said...

Looks like Babs' parents have a beautifully landscaped yard. That fall color show is definitely one of the nicest things about living in the Midwest.

While it's of little interest at this particular time of year--we belong to the American Horticultural Society, and through that we heard about a couple Cleveland-area arboretums which are especially worth visiting in mid-to-late spring, the Secrest Arboretum and the Holden Arboretum. Haven't made it yet to the Holden, which is the US' largest arboretum, but I visited Secrest several years ago while attending a conference, in late April when their nationally famous crabapple collection was just hitting full bloom. That was truly unforgettable--upon returning home I immediately bought and planted two for our own yard. The Holden, as I recall, is especially famous for its lilacs. Just an idea if y'all have the time and interest for a Cleveland roadtrip come spring. :) Cleveland of course has some pretty great museums too.

Bev said...

Ahh! Beautiful pics! I can't believe how fast the little guy is growing! Hugs to all of you!