Friday, October 23, 2009

The Colors of my Heart



We had an important mission.  It was very important indeed. You, see, we've been stuck here at home for so long, that Mama Bear needed some air.  And not just any kind of air, but fresh air--fresh air and purpose.  So we decided to get the camera and find some leaves.  The benefits would be two-fold.  First of all, we would be leaving the house (hooray!).  And second, we would be making something, doing something.  But actually, the benefits wound up to be many-folded (is that a word?).


We had fun! We got to walk around a bunch and climb on things.  We were able to have fun with Daddy...



We found some really cool leaves and some beautiful colors.



We went exploring.  We saw new things.



We tried new things.  We laughed a lot.



We got some cool pictures.




We found some stuff to take home and create art with.  We investigated our leaves to see what kind of tree they were from.  Mommy and Daddy got a refresher on chlorophyll and photosynthesis.  Did you know that the leaves already have the red, orange, yellow, or brown colors in them, but the green dominates the color you actually see?  It isn't until that process stops that the green is gone and the other colors are seen...


9 comments:

Johanna VanderBeek said...

So lovely, I am teary. You have a really good eye when taking photos too! Miss u, jolly rancher.

hannahverschie said...

gaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!

Tara Harman said...

wow it is so beautiful where you live... i wish it looked like fall down here!

The Montgomerys said...

beautiful family! we love you guys.

Jen said...

great pictures! :) i love the fall!

Maggie said...

SO pretty cryn!!

Nina49a said...

SIGH....Beautiful Fall Post. Everything that it should be. Good job Mama Bear(:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the fall pics and those lovely peeps. Miss you guys but gonna see you soon.

Gramma Chica-wa-wa

Abraham and Danielle said...

Okay ....I am jealous of the fall colors and oh wow....it's beautiful...Love you, Danielle