Thursday, November 12, 2009

Outdoor Hour - Fall Weather

We have been spending a lot of time outside recently. Everyday we go out to the cul-de-sac and ride bikes. Since Ian is now a two wheeler and looked a little big for his old bike, we got him a new one that is a better fit for him. So every day we have to go out and practice riding. Henry is happily riding around on the old one with the training wheels back on. While the kids ride around I get to enjoy the lovely Fall weather.

Here in California we have been having some really Fall like weather. It is actually cold enough to want or need a sweatshirt or light jacket. My kids still seem to think they can get away with shorts but for the most part it is feeling like Autumn. The trees are loosing their leaves and the kids love to ride through them. The wind has picked up and whips around chilling us, making us think we need a thicker jacket or maybe even gloves. But the most fun part of the weather we have had recently is the clouds.

We have had skies full of clouds lately.

Big billowy ones that, we sometimes think, may be full of rain. At other times they are just whispy stratus clouds decorating the sky. Which ever we are given that day, we seem to take a few moments to really watch and enjoy.

While the kids ride their bikes around, I sit with the baby and watch the wind dance around through the trees. Often one of the kids will take a break from their ride and sit down with me for a few moments. We will both watch the clouds roll across the view, or we listen to the birds that still flutter about. They will often give Molly a little eskimo kiss with a cold red nose before heading back out for another race around the circle.

Fall weather really is a beautiful thing.


Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Wonderful weather study....I love your cloud photos. We have had similar weather here but since it really is autumn, it is just fine to be a little chilly. :)

Thanks for sharing your OH time.
Barb-Harmony Art Mom

Bibliophile said...

I love autumn best of all. Today, Julie and I were caught in a real downpour on our walk up the street. There's nothing like the real chill of autumn....not freezing cold, just chilly enough to wear a jacket, a cap and some mittens when we walk for an hour. I would love to see the children ride around on their bikes.