Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It's A Perfect Indian Summer Day

Well, this is not exactly an Indian Summer day, being that we have yet to have our first frost.  But the early afternoon temperature has been reaching toward 70 degrees for the past couple of days, high enough to open all the windows and take off the "fall wear" and revert to late summer apparel (makes great weather for working outside, we are building a "rain shield" under the deck, can't wait to share those details with you!).  The sky has been perfectly blue with hardly a cloud.  Almost all the leaves have fallen, and for those still clinging to the trees, they are dried and brown and float beautifully in the wind as they make their final descent to help create the blanket below. 

One of my favorite newly rediscovered delights, something I used to do as a child and had forgotten about, is crunching through the blanket of fallen leaves that cover almost every inch of the ground.  The sound is both exciting and comforting.  I remember when I was a child (just yesterday I believe), my siblings and I (the ones who were old enough) used to jump into the piles of leaves my father would rake up; while the memory brings me incredibly warm memories, I would not jump into a pile of leaves today, (mostly because there aren't any piles, we leave them spread about like a forest quilt, and honestly, if there were piles, I am not so sure my body, though it still insists it is youthful, would appreciate the act of jumping into them), but the pleasure I get from crunching through the blanket with every step, and giving a good kick to watch them fly ahead of me, is a joy-filled experience that brings out the child in me and makes me love these Indian Summer days all the more!  Here is a brief video, capturing the sound of the crunching.  I hope you enjoy (if you are receiving this by email, you may need click on www.liseslogcabinlife.com to be able to click the start button on the video).

Ahhh, Indian Summer.  Perfect while it lasts.  Have I told you lately how grateful I am to be living this log cabin life?  I am!

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Dad/Pepere said...

Walk on baby, walk on! Hugs!

Susie Swanson said...

I've been calling it Indian Summer.. It has been so beautiful..Wish we could have many more days like these.. Blessings

Lise said...

Hugs back dad!

Susie, I agree, it has been beautiful! I do think we may be in for a cold snap though:) I'm actually looking forward to that!