A Gorgeous Autumn Day

So, the rest of the world may be going to hell in a handbasket, but for the moment in my little corner of Fair Oaks, things are pretty rosy. It’s currently 80 degrees F, and slanting golden sunlight is filtering through golden leaves everywhere I look.

Lucas and I just spent an hour playing at a little creek by his school. We walked there from the school parking lot and found a lovely spot at the creek. It’s shallow—no more than 4 inches deep—and the creek bottom is completely sandy with no rocks, sticks, or other pokey things. The creek is about 6 feet wide at this spot and he can roam about 30 feet and I can still see him. Lucas spent his hour in his underwear splashing, dancing, and building a dam with sticks. He raced leaves floating downstream (fairy boats). We had no arguments when it was time to go and he tromped both up- and downhill with little prodding and coaxing.

We’re definitely going back, weather permitting.

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