It may have taken a month longer than usual here in the heart of the Inland Northwest, Spokane, WA...but when autumn finally arrived, it was spectacularly so.
In the last week of October when the cold snap hit, all the neighborhood deciduous trees changed from green to vibrant oranges, yellows and reds.
Previously, Mark and I had planted maples and oaks at our new build home, where for a decade we watched them grow and flourish and give a show like no other every fall.
Our new/old home has many stately evergreens, but alas, very few leafy trees...so have found ourselves on a treasure hunt this year, our first fall in this place.
Every day on the way to the bus stop Liam and Finn and I collected some of the hugest (yes, I just used that word) leaves we'd ever seen, to display in our home. These, I stuck into one of metal frogs in my favorite Made in Western Germany crystal bowl.
These, we decided to lay in, just for fun. So, while the boys have had to borrow a neighbors lawn for jumping into leaf piles, we have still found ways to revel in the autumn.
My vintage metal rake collection is not only for display this year, they actually work far better than the newer plastic rakes for piling up pine needles!
From our home to yours~