We pushed aside our chores and savored the last of fall with a family hike on Sunday afternoon. The smell of winter is definitely in the air, I could feel the snow on its way even on this mild day. Little Smith looked at at the bare tree branches overhead and asked again and again 'air eef go' (where did the leaves go?). I felt a little sad explaining to him that they had gone away until the spring. I do miss them.
We walked until the sun fell behind the hills and the light faded. There just isn't enough time in these short days, between the end of naps and nightfall. When we reached the car it was dark, and as we drove home a little voice called from the back seat, 'air ssss go mama?' (where did the sun go?). I don't know buddy, I could use a little more myself.