The body feels the change in the waning autumn daylight. There is the urge to be comfortable, to pull up a blanket, to linger over a cup of coffee on early, chilly mornings. The trees reflect the change in light by turning into a multitude of colours. Crisp, new fallen leaves emit a lingering smell that may remind some of light-filled after school days. Afternoons of kicking leaves as we make our way slowly home.
The small collection of leaves gathered by my girls quickly turned into a large one. I am often asked to “look after” the leaves that are collected so I carefully put them in my coat pocket. Days later, I’ll reach in to find the crumbled remains of a once vibrant and waxy leaf. To celebrate this season and do something with the leaves before they become too brittle to handle I have turned to taping them up with washi tape on a narrow wall in the kitchen. This job was quickly taken over with gusto by my eldest daughter. Every day, another leaf is added to the ever expanding wall. It is an organic wall and has so much love put into it. The leaves add temporary decoration to an area that sometimes looks forgotten. It reminds us to celebrate the small things.Read More