Thursday, October 13, 2011

Farewell to Summer: An Apple Orchard, Lake, and Eby Home Album

Sometimes, as I sat in Naomi's hospital room, I thought about the fall we were missing: the apple orchards and lakes, the crisp sunshine and the colorful leaves. So when Indian Summer made its glorious appearance last week, I tried to make the most of it, beginning with visiting the nearby orchard last Saturday with our cousins. 

I marveled at the colorful ridge of trees just across the highway.

Even our house seemed to fit in better with the fall weather.

We watched the farmer harvest the bean field outside our front porch.

Then we went to the orchard again! This time with a home school group.

This girl gets thirsty!
Yesterday was Matt's day off for the week, and the weather couldn't have been more beautiful with sunny skies and 75 degrees, so we took the kids to a nearby lake for some playground fun and wading.

Emma looks like she's in a guillotine here :)

Beautiful swans...of course, you can't tell they're hissing at the kids!

So much for rolling up the pant legs...good thing I brought spare clothes.

Beautiful summer,...

...farewell until next year.

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