Having lived in the desert for so long where the seasons are all the same (brown, hot, dry) it’s amazing, bordering on feeling miraculous, for me and my family to experience the full range of seasons. We had our first snowy winter, we had a beautiful spring, a glorious summer, and a happy fall. We, having lived without seasons, take in each season fully and right now can’t imagine ever taking the seasons for granted. Every day walking outside and seeing the sights of whatever season we’re in is amazing. We’ve marveled at each one. We’ve loved them all!
Fall has been particularly special… surrounded by the vibrant leaves! It’s just so beautiful!
We brought some oats to feed to the ducks. Feeding the ducks is allowed at this little pond and I read online that oats are better for them than bread. I don’t know if that’s true but it was a reputable site so I listened to that advice.
All the ducks but one stayed far away from the kids. Luckily right before we left one duck finally got brave enough to come over to see what it was that these kids were tossing in the water. He or she gobbled up the oats and my kids were happy.