I collected three bunches of dried leaves to show some of their different colors. There are lots of dried green leaves along with the more expected fall colors. Our oak trees don't develop vibrant Fall colors. This is pretty much it.
I love Fall! I like the invigorating weather, the Fall colors and preparations for winter. I did clean the chicken coop, we do have the wood shed full and I have a new tarp ready to cover the chicken pen. I would like to collect some acorns this year if I can collect them before it rains on them and before the squirrels get to them.
Autumn Leaves is one of my favorite songs. I love Nat King Cole. I was living in Los Angeles when first there was news he was in the hospital, then the news was he was recovering, and then the terrible news that he had died.
Strange maybe, but living in LA, I got so used to living near celebrities and seeing them around that they became in a way extended family. Kind of like distant cousins that you know of but never write to or visit. I was very sad when he died. Miss him.
When I was growing up, I went to the movies every weekend and sometimes both Saturday and Sunday. I saw a lot of movies and shorts, listened to a lot of radio shows and because there were few people in my life celebrities became like those distant cousins.
Movie stars were like distant cousins I cared about, were happy for and sad for when things went wrong. But I was never a movie fan or read movie magazines or wrote fan letters. I was to content to know they were there and visit them in their productions.
I dearly loved going to movies. And the cartoons! The cartoons were the best in the 40'!
I wish I had grown up knowing and being close to my real cousins... sad really that I felt more connected to movie stars than any of my own family.
Someday... I thought, I'll write a book about my life! I thought that until I realized that everyone has a book they could write about their life. Maybe I will write a life history for a genealogy project. Maybe.