It happened as if by accident.... After Suebee and Pops left, and Carla and Isla hit the road, we found ourselves in the front yard, raking...
She managed to make a pile of her own.
Max, the marvelous leaf blower, blew us away with his earnest efforts.
The king said said it would have been impossible without Max's hard work. I sheepishly agreed. As everyone worked, a man in a red truck drove by seeking pinestraw. We pointed towards the budding piles and he said he would back to collect them. Which he did.
The king and Max used the tarp to haul the huge stacks of pinestraw across the yard. When the tarp was not in use, of course, the girls discovered alternate uses. For example, the tarp became the silver hideaway castle....
Bella running in triple motion- she kept asking me about this photo and how her head managed to be "over there". Sometimes I wish I had been more serious about physics.
And so the fall day warmed enough to bring a few mosquitos as dusk... Alabama autumns, always beautiful and unpredictable, like the days on our calendar when I agree to accept I cannot control ever minute or millisecond.