My sister had the day off today and joined us for a walk through our neighborhood. We collected pine cones and leaves and enjoyed the bleak beauty of late autumn.
Most of the trees have lost all their leaves; but there are still some touches of color.
One of our neighbors, a veteran, proudly displays several flags. I love the bright stars and stripes against the gray weathered fence.
Bella is fascinated by the flags too.
A single red leaf glows among the brown and gray.
Ben slept soundly in the stroller.
Bella was fascinated by the storm drain grate.
I didn’t notice until I looked at this photo that Bella had her boots on the wrong feet.
Sophie sits in her stroller throne, wearing the new sweater her auntie knit for her.
I love the weathered wood against the red and yellow.
Bella waves a stick and pine cone.
Theresa displays collected treasures.
A yellow leaf shines.
I glanced down to see this little dead mouse. It looked perfect and peaceful, like it was just asleep.