The past few weeks have seen the advent of the beautiful array of colours in nature as the leaves of the trees change. In the school playground a couple of years ago, some Maple trees were planted and they are currently showing their beauty.
The red leaves are stunning this year and I can understand why Canada has taken this leaf to be a part of the flag. I see this tree from my classroom window and enjoy its beauty when I am on duty outside in the playground.
I enjoy the colours of Fall: the oranges, reds, and browns. I look on the trees with their brilliant foliage in delight, absorbing the colours and the textures that Nature puts on display. I take pleasure, as well, in the colours strewn over the ground. The leaves fall where they will, and are pushed around by gusts of wind.
At the park, the natural chaos of the Fall leaves are interspersed with the ordered chaos of a child’s play.
In the city, the display of Fall leaves on the ground is often raked up and bagged. But until they are ordered, I enjoy the sight of the scattered colours on the ground.
Summer is at its end and we move forward into the cooler months. One of the things I have learnt to appreciate in the northern hemisphere is the beauty of the season. The leaves on the trees begin to change and the views are a pleasure to see.
I love the way the leaves cover the lawn and the pavements (sidewalks). My children have enjoyed walking on them to listen to the crunching sound that the dry leaves make.
The reds of the Maple trees are always a stunning view to behold.
The cooling weather is forgotten for a while as the beauty of the season surrounds us. I am grateful that I have had an opportunity to see this as these changes are not so evident in the southern hemisphere.