I hope you are doing good? I am sitting at home after a morning walk in the woods. I walked my kids to school, and then went for a short walk to enjoy the fresh morning air. I love walking in the woods in the morning. The birds are singing, I am well rested from the nights sleep, and the air feels so nice on my not-completely-awake-yet morning face 🙂 I took a camera with me because I wanted to show you what nature looks like here in September.
I am not sure why, but all through my childhood, until a few years back, I thought the leaves on the trees turned yellow and red in September. I talked to my mom about this, and she said the same thing too. In September the leaves are turning yellow and red. She works as a music teacher in an outdoor kindergarten so she should have noticed. I asked a few friends, and they answered the same thing. It’s a common assumption. But in fact, most of the trees does not have yellow and red leaves until October. There are a few now, I have seen, but far more than half of the trees around the area is still green. Why is it that so many people think differently? I am trying to think back to my childhood. Did we learn it at school? Are there any popular books that says so? I don’t know. It’s a bit funny though. Do you ever have experiences like that? With random things you’ve always thought to be one way, and then it’s completely wrong? 🙂
Around these days the seasons are changing. I can feel it in the air. In the mornings, it’s so cold. When it’s raining, so cold! I use two layers of wool in the mornings. I use woolen socks as well. But when the sun shines at daytime it is so warm, you can still wear a t-shirt. One foot in summer, one foot in autumn. There are a few flowers still holding on, but most of them have dried up, leaving us seeds to pick if we would like to. The potatoes needs to be picked up, the last few tomatoes too. We try to think about what we want to prepare for next years gardening, but fail to write it down to keep (again). There is a lot to do, but we only do half of it. We are working at a slower pace as the cold and dark days draws nearer.
I am back at school, about to start writing a bachelor thesis among other things. I have decided to write about the child in the pluralistic classroom, but I am not sure where to start. So I decided to use todays walk in the woods to think about that. I totally forgot, because I am always enchanted by the forest and I get so lost in the moment when I’m there. I came across a place that felt so much like a magical place of some sort. It was very strange. I fell silent and just enjoyed the sensation of maybe being in a special place. It didn’t look any special at all, it was just a feeling, but such a good one, you know? Do you ever come across places that you feel especially connected to?
I’ll leave you with a few more photos from today, and a wish for a blessed day.