Fall is really just a brief warning here in New England. A warning that Winter is coming, bringing snow, ice, and cold dreary days for months.
Having just turned 3 this past summer, this is probably the first season that Mr. C started to notice the differences in the seasons. This is the first season that he has started asking questions about what is going to happen next season. ’Will the leaves come back ?’ ’Is Winter coming ?’ ’Is snow coming ?’ ’Where will the squirrels and birds go ?’ ’How will they find food after the snow starts?’ ’Will they do cold living in the trees ?’ If there were giraffes around here, would they be friendly with the squirrels ?
So a couple of weeks ago, he wanted to help out the local squirrels make the transition to Winter by building them a house. He gathered up sticks and pine cones and made a little house at the base of a tree:
We also found a conservation area nearby, one that we had never been to before. Unfortunately, with the cold weather coming, we’ll probably not be able to go there very often until the Spring comes.
So for some additional shots of late Fall, here’s a look at our walk in the woods.