At play

Now that November has settled on us like a soft grey shawl, it’s hard to imagine that only a few short weeks ago, our world was bathed in sunlight and autumn leaves.

The beginning of October was celebrated with an adventure to the climbing tree,

Where no child was too old to fill her boots with water

Or enjoy the warmth of the old tree and the delicious chill of bare feet in cool air.

Small boys played with sticks – and shadows,

And finally, exhausted from jumping off the tree too many times,

Enjoyed the last rays of sunshine on the patchwork quilt of autumn grass.

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64 responses

  1. How precious is this…such fun and you captured it so well. Climbing trees is the best kind of fun…as is getting wet and laying on a blanket of grass to look up at the beautiful sky.

    Happy Monday to you and yours today. XX

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    November 22, 2010 at 16:16

  2. lilalia

    As always there is a richness to the images and stories that fill my heart with joy.

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    November 22, 2010 at 17:16

  3. Oh, this makes me miss the sumer… And dream off it as well…
    It is so far away and tomorrow we are suppose to get our first heavy snow.
    Beautiful images as always, have a nice Monday evening,
    xoxo

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    November 22, 2010 at 17:17

  4. What a lyrical farewell to summer!

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    November 22, 2010 at 17:20

  5. Ah, yes… Childhood. I’m hoping dementia will be as lovely. 😉

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    November 22, 2010 at 17:33

  6. Your last photo truly is magical. The warm lights surrounding the totally relaxed pose of the boy is warm and glowing.

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    November 22, 2010 at 17:33

  7. Lovely images and oh, the sunlight!

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    November 22, 2010 at 17:44

  8. We have a lot of snow on the ground, so this looks so nice!

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    November 22, 2010 at 17:49

  9. magical. truly. you make my heart sing.

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    November 22, 2010 at 19:02

  10. Vilka underbara sommarbilder du bjuder på. Man kan nästan höra barnens ljuvliga skratt och bilderna andas lite bus…smile.

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    November 22, 2010 at 20:49

  11. So magical. Too bad it´s so short.

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    November 22, 2010 at 20:55

  12. ah now that feels almost like a perfect day…smiles. barefoot and sunshine…

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    November 22, 2010 at 20:58

  13. Oh, yes! The perfect day indeed! Your photos are superb! I can feel the fun! I love what you’ve done to your blog, looks terrific! Thanks as always for your visit/comment and I hope you have a great week — both of you!

    Sylvia

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    November 22, 2010 at 21:33

  14. I love to see children at play. Soon, where you are, their play will include making snow angels.

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    November 22, 2010 at 21:34

  15. you captured some wonderful moments and gladly shared it with us, thank you.

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    November 22, 2010 at 21:42

  16. Maggie May

    Love those photos especially the last one and the shadow of the boy!
    Brilliant.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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    November 22, 2010 at 22:29

  17. Your words and pictures bring coziness and a magic glow to the season and to living an enriched life. Thanks for sharing these special moments!

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    November 22, 2010 at 22:33

  18. Clive

    Beautiful, you capatured the wonder of autumn so well.

    That first photo is particularly wonderful!

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    November 22, 2010 at 23:18

  19. it’s a beautiful word you document. magic light.

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    November 23, 2010 at 00:26

  20. i meant “world.”
    doh!
    tho maybe word works.
    but not as well as world.

    i really the like the wet pant leg:) great detail.

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    November 23, 2010 at 00:27

  21. you’ve such a magnificent world. i love the last capture, how precious.

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    November 23, 2010 at 01:04

  22. Delightful autumn photos of delightful children. Made my day!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    November 23, 2010 at 01:42

  23. Terrific shots, wonderful capture of the moments.

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    November 23, 2010 at 01:45

  24. I love this post! thank you for sharing your family’s beautiful day!! (And your November sounds exactly like ours, but you describe it far more beautifully than I would have ever thought of. I”ll try to think of it as a soft gray shawl from now on!

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    November 23, 2010 at 01:50

  25. It is funny how quickly the weather can turn and playing outside can feel like a thing of the distant past.

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    November 23, 2010 at 01:52

  26. Now all I want is summer back ( she says with frozen precipitation in the forecast)! Oh sweetie those pictures a totally amazing!

    God bless and enjoy this beautiful week of Thanksgiving sweetie!!! :o)

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    November 23, 2010 at 01:59

  27. Oh such beautiful images of a whimsical day. I can just feel the warmth of the sunshine and of that child’s contentment.

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    November 23, 2010 at 02:29

  28. The adventures of children are precious and priceless. Enjoy them, Fi – they do grow quickly!

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    November 23, 2010 at 02:31

  29. Beautiful and filled with the joys of childhood, sunshine and autumn.

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    November 23, 2010 at 03:54

  30. This looks like an idealic day. I love to climb a good tree.

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    November 23, 2010 at 04:26

  31. A designated climbing tree, what a joy!

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    November 23, 2010 at 06:04

  32. aaah…. happiness!!!

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    November 23, 2010 at 06:17

  33. Beautiful My World Tuesday posting

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    Link to My Word Tuesday post!

    Seen on My World Tuesday

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    November 23, 2010 at 09:30

  34. Your words and photos are awesome…

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    November 23, 2010 at 09:57

  35. oh, what a wonderful time–being a child again.:p amazing poetry.

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    November 23, 2010 at 10:26

  36. Your photos and captions are terrific and surprising! Nobody would think of taking pictures of bare feet and wet legs dangling from a tree! But you did it!! The result is great!!

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    November 23, 2010 at 12:13

  37. What gorgeous photos. I especially love the play of the shadows and your writing is so evocative.

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    November 23, 2010 at 13:41

  38. Your world is lovely, and your post evokes it beautifully. Seasons and children both grow older too quickly.

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    November 23, 2010 at 13:43

  39. Lovely world, full of fun and innocence!

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    November 23, 2010 at 14:19

  40. You never cease to amaze me…how lovely, the
    way you captured a child’s future best moments
    of childhood!

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    November 23, 2010 at 14:21

  41. You have SUN? Now?

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    November 23, 2010 at 16:42

  42. kat

    What cute photos. I absolutely LOVE those dangling feet.

    Kat
    http://inmydreamssfk.blogspot.com/

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    November 23, 2010 at 17:58

  43. This is such a wonderfully playful post. I especially like the last photo. I’d love to be able to plop down on the grass and soak up the sun. It’s too cold for that now but… next year. 🙂

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    November 23, 2010 at 19:40

  44. You made me smile. Love the story and the wonderful pics to go with it.
    xo jj

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    November 23, 2010 at 19:53

  45. I wish my trees were big enough to climb.

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    November 23, 2010 at 20:14

  46. Wonderful pictures!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    November 23, 2010 at 22:10

  47. I think it’s great that your children are enjoying such a wonderful childhood – wet boots, trees, green grass and sun.

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    November 24, 2010 at 01:21

  48. Autumn Joy!

    Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

    >

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    November 24, 2010 at 03:04

  49. I enjoyed your story-pictures Fi. Every one told their story. – Dave

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    November 24, 2010 at 08:44

  50. You’ve captured the essence of happy childhood in these photos – wonderful:-)

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    November 24, 2010 at 11:39

  51. So relaxing 🙂
    Wonderful capture!

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    November 24, 2010 at 13:40

  52. awesome clicks!

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    November 24, 2010 at 14:18

  53. Jen

    Even though your world is covered in snow now, I can see the suns rays reaching through.

    What a beautiful post, lovely images.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    November 24, 2010 at 16:14

  54. I know you don’t celebrate it there, but a happy Thanksgiving from me to you!

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    November 24, 2010 at 21:27

  55. oh the doggy!!!
    love

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    November 25, 2010 at 03:18

  56. Wonderful shots. Kids are having good fun.

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    November 25, 2010 at 04:50

  57. nice shots

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    November 25, 2010 at 07:09

  58. KB

    Loving your pics and the little story that goes with them.

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    November 25, 2010 at 09:25

  59. beautiful fall photos..moments in time that you captured so well! 🙂

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    November 25, 2010 at 16:08

  60. I think that last pic will soon be replaced by AB2 lying in the snow to make snow angels! 🙂

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    November 25, 2010 at 19:21

  61. lovely shots! I know exactly how that feels. 🙂

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    November 26, 2010 at 10:50

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  63. We would love to post the second photo down at toemail if you do not mind?

    We’d just need a location for it and we’d be good to go!

    http://toemail.wordpress.com

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    August 16, 2011 at 19:08

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