We have several huge sugar maples on out property, so we're a few inches deep in leaves come late fall. The granddudes were over today. Aidan--aged 7-- suggested building a pile of leaves for them to jump into. We made one taller than he is, and the two boys spent the next hour or more blissfully leaping into it. It was joy to my soul to see these two kids who have been raised on video games and DVDs utterly delighting in a New England tradition that goes back hundreds of years. When their mom told them it was time to leave, suggesting that they needed to go home to rest, Craig (he's 4) demonstrated that he didn't need to go home to rest, since he was sleeping comfortably in the leaves!
...is to fill 52 themes, one a week for the year. Some weeks, maybe I'll try to find several photos to fit the themes. Others, I may spend more time trying to perfect one that seems best to represent the theme. Three years of a photo-a-day opened my eyes, now I want to hone my skills.