Folksy Friday - Kick the leaves

In a garden behind my home there is a huge tree.

I've never really bothered to find out what kind of tree it is, but I like it. It's an absolute monster of a tree and it gives my garden some dappled shade in the Summer.

It's also a very easy going tree. If it were a person it would grow old gracefully, embracing the grey hairs and the little lines that are proof that fun was had.

It gives up the ghost of Summer very easily, turning beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red and casting it's leaves lazily in even a slight breeze.

Autumn comes very early in my back garden and Chloe and I can sweep up all the golden leaves only to kick them all over the garden again and we can do this in the blazing afternoon sunshine.

I'm lucky to live in a place where there is still room for trees and gardens to catch the falling leaves. Do you kick the leaves?


  1. Beautiful picutres and photographs!

    Natalie x

  2. Love the photograph, great picks :)


  3. That's a really sweet collection! xx

  4. aww such a lovely story to go with your finds :-)

  5. Your story reminds of our Autumn walk to school when we were little - we had the joyous combination of kicking through big crunchy horse chestnut leaves & collecting conkers for conker fights in the playground!

  6. Thank you for featuring my photograph of the red autumn leaf. I love all the other inspirations for autumn and it is my favourite season.

  7. What a great post! Really used to enjoy Autumn when I was teaching Year 1s - the little ones love this season, don't they?



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