Ah autumn! The most visually stunning time of the year in Britain. Everywhere turns golden, the low sun casts beautiful light, the sky is a deep shade of blue, the air is crisp. Just beautiful! And no British Autumn would be complete without the obligatory time spent enjoying and playing in the crisp Autumn leaves. This is one of the things from our Autumn Bucket List 2016 that we have done over and over again, pretty much everytime we go out.
Something about the fallen leaves that is just irresistible to kids (and 28 year olds!) I think it’s a combination of the bright vibrant colours and the crispy, crunchy texture.
Or maybe it’s the way they flutter like orange and red butterflies when you throw them in the air?
Probably a combination of all of those things, but no childhood autumn is complete without jumping, crunching, kicking, throwing those leaves. Little sheets of autumn loveliness!
As Emily Bronte famously mused: “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the Autumn tree.” As we come to the end of Autumn 2016, I am really pleased that my girls and I have had so many lovely opportunities to explore the world around us, to see, smell, hear and touch the beautiful fallen leaves and really appreciate what Autumn represents.
Do you love playing in the leaves in Autumn? Any ideas for fun things to do with beautiful leaves? I’d love to hear from you.