I love spending time outside in the Autumn, making the most of sunny crisp days really gladdens the heart.
We're so lucky to live near the beach and sometimes we get (or make) the time to bunk off early and spend a little time, walking, paddling and making tomato soup out of mud and sticks (yeah, that's obviously Iris, right?).
We also are so lucky that we have a Steiner Kindergarten relatively close by. Iris starts in January, but until then we attend a Pre-Kindy group once a week that meets in this beautiful room for songs and a little bit of craft and some snacks.
I said to Iris, 'Oh, you must come and look at this tree' and as I lifted her up to the window, she said 'the golden tree?', and i said, 'yes, the golden tree'. Not even three yet and she just gets it.
Yesterday, we visited the newly harvested pumpkin (and squash) patch and marvelled at the incredible patterns and colours. Amazing.
So, we're lucky and right now, I need to remember that a bit more. What's gladdening your heart right now?