Unseasonably warm autumn days are like crack to me, and this fall has been glorious. When the light is streaming through orange and yellow maple leaves and vibrant red leaves are like jewels underfoot, my hands itch to get my kids in that golden sunshine and start snapping photos. Compound that with days that are so warm we don’t even need to bundle up? I can’t ask for much more from this life.
Cell phone photo of our front yard.
So on a very unseasonably warm day in early October, I took the kids to scope out a future photo shoot location. The kids were being great, enjoying the day and each other, and I was free to just take photos and soak in the sun. Basically, my cup was overflowing with autumnal happiness.
See? This equals heaven when you live in Vermont.
We went down to the river to check out the vantage points from down there, and again, my kids didn’t need me. In fact, when they needed help, they turned to each other, and that’s when I knew this was a day worth capturing.
It’s days like this when I think we should never leave Vermont, when I look around at all the beauty and harmony in nature and I think, what more could I possibly need? Then I recall that we don’t normally wade in rivers or wear sundresses in October, and I remember life here isn’t always this golden. But on perfect days like this, it doesn’t matter to me one bit. This is all I need.