We almost stayed home...We hadn't done enough "school" for the week (I'll write more about that change in our "schedule" soon...), there was definitely laundry to be done, and I'd no idea what I was making for dinner. Plus, we only had 2 hours before we had to get to a piano lesson. But we'd already made the mistake of missing Out for the sake of Inside Have-to's once this week and the results had been disastrous (dramatically speaking...), and I wasn't going that route again. How many jeweled autumn days could there be left? (she writes, huddled on her bed, refusing to turn on the heat in spite of the stone-cold drizzle outside the window) I'm greedy when it comes to fall. I want all of it. So...Out.
|leaf "tarantulas" skittering across the roads|
|goldenrod in its last days, deep scarlet sumac|
|no better place for some yoga|
|sun and water for inspiration|
|the woods were creaky with the wind...spoooooky|
|jack-in-the-pulpit berries ready for the taking...squirrels? anyone?|
|Ani and toadstool, size comparison|
|I had a hunch this would be spectacular. Boy, was I right.|
|Lactarius Indigo, you rock my world.*|
So Much in one and a half hours. Connection, sparkle, yoga, laughter, space, breath, dreaminess, expansion (can we come here every time we want to do yoga?), silence, wind, story, kindness, wonder, awe, friendship, stride...even a trip to Meltdown and Back (a stray apple, unfinished, rolling and...plop!ing into the lake water...so funny and so not funny...). Deep pleasure in a decision well-made.