Not much time today for words. It is October and we mostly spend our days out, if we can. These pictures are from a couple of weeks ago, the first official week of fall. We took our school work and went on a little field trip to a nearby favorite area from my college years. We focused on noticing, listening, looking, enjoying. They ran and laughed and played, and I had a few moments to be quiet and reflect. When my soul is overwhelmed it usually helps to get outside and remember a bigger world at work in a hundred million ways without my involvement or attention. I am so thankful for these three little ones, the bond growing between them, their hungry curiosity about the world, their freshness and innocence and unguardedness. I learn so much from them. These days are tired but so achingly happy.