Leaves are changing color and falling (why? read Green to Red: Fall Foliage in the Pacific Northwest from the blog Wild Pacific NW). This year Patrick seems to have a grasp on how trees change through the seasons. He made this tree at his preschool last week:
The carpet scrap that represents the leaves of the tree can be easily removed, and Patrick showed this to me, whilst saying, “Look, Dad, the leaves are falling off, it’s Fall.” Also, notice the cute little squirrel inside:
We went to Tryon Creek State Park for a story and stroll program, and the theme of this one was leaves. The children were read Fall Leaves Fall and then got on a trail to collect their own leaves and make some art with them.
After the class, we continued to walk around and have fun with leaves:
I did not, however, put any on my head:
You can view more photos from this visit to Tryon Creek State Park here.