Bright yellow, orange, and red crayons busy filling in the outline of maple leaves. A little dash of brown on the oak leaf shape. The students work at a serious attempt to capture the beauty outside the window.
Cool mornings bring sweaters and jackets to school. Sunny afternoons and chattering with friends lead to the same sweaters and jackets left on school bus seats as students exit.
Swish! Crunch! Young feet shuffle and step on the crisp leaves that have had their burst of color and lost their grip on the limb. Enjoy the day, the beauty, the fleeting passage from one season to another. Save the rakes and bags for the weekend.