“The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.” – Henry Beston
I walk slowly across the front yard, admiring the brilliant leaves scattered across the dying grass. It’s so peaceful . . .
“Molly! Hey, Molly!”
Hmm. Maybe if I turn around and go inside, McKenna will think I didn’t hear her.
“Molly! Come play in the leaves with me!”
“I can’t,” I say to my boisterous older sister. “I should be doing homework.”
“You can’t ALWAYS be doing homework,” McKenna tells me.
“I’m not always doing homework,” I protest.
“Yes, you are.”
I sigh. “I have to go inside, Kenna.”
I see it happen too late. McKenna picks up a pile of leaves and aims for my head.
McKenna grins. “Oops.”
There’s only one thing to do. I race for the leaf pile McKenna is situated on and grab my own pile.
We face off.
We throw leaves in each other’s faces for ten minutes. Finally, McKenna and I collapse on top of the leaf pile, covered in dirt and leaves.
McKenna and I decide to bury each other in leaves. McKenna goes first and covers me from head to toe.
I spring out of the pile and tackle McKenna, covering her in leaves.
I cartwheel through the leaves, even though that’s more of McKenna’s thing – and I’m wearing a skirt.
McKenna twirls in a circle.
We toss leaves into the air and lie down, letting them fall on top of us.
“Aren’t you glad I made you come outside?” McKenna asks me.
I smile. “Yeah. I did need a break. Thanks, sis.”
Hey y’all! I hope you enjoyed that photostory! I hope you noticed that picture quality was a lot better . . . I managed to make the out-of-comission camera work! It can’t do super up-close pictures, but if I’m a foot away from the dolls and use the zoom-in, I can make it work. No more iPad!
Do you like McKenna’s kuspuk? In case you don’t know, a kuspuk is an Alaska native parka that is used in the warmer months and over warmer parkas in the colder months. My grandma gave me this one for Christmas. I love the aurora pattern!
Have you guys ever seen an aurora? I have! It’s incredible.
Happy Monday, and see you in a few days! Oh, and happy Columbus Day!
-AGs in Alaska-