Our tree has been one of the most wonderful things about our house since we arrived.
It is absolutely beautiful in the fall season, and gave me these great shots of my boys in the summer of 2008 and these in the fall of that same year. These shots of the boys in the tree while the leaves were actually in full color still amaze me and are some of my favorites!
We have picnicked underneath and played all around it. We have had impromptu photo sessions under it (after a dreadful ordeal at Sears....) complete with stick-poking and leaf throwing. The boys climb it constantly--to heights that terrify me, of course--and love to be goofy in it.
Every year when the leaves begin to come down, I start to get sad--our tree is one of the last ones in our village to lose it's leaves, so you can be sure that winter is right around the corner. Although, with the winter comes Christmas lights! Shane puts up a beautiful display of lights in the tree--you can see it from several blocks away and we love coming home to it! (And he usually takes them down before April....)
I was happy last week that, after failing a couple of times, I was able to get some shots I was really, really happy with of all of the kids.
I love fall--and hooray for great tree pictures, once again!!