Shannon at Growing and Learning by Leaps and Bounds is opening up a new linky about Kids Discovering Nature. I will be linking to her and to Nature Explorers at Blissful Moments, if I have something to say on the topic, and I have time to write the post about it. Today the topic is pretty simple – favorite fall activities.
I grew up in Minsk, capital of Belarus. Belarus is a forest kingdom. My favorite memories from my childhood include going out with my parents to pick wild berries or wild mushrooms. I remember misty mornings in the fall when we got up early and headed out on our mushroom picking expeditions. Then we came home and spent time cleaning mushrooms and preserving them in various ways for the winter.
I miss those childhood pleasures here in the States, but at least we still have hiking in our Redwood Groves and preparing for Thanksgiving. Let me tell you – Halloween and Thanksgiving is a lot more fun to celebrate than yet another October Revolution Anniversary. By the way, October Revolution was celebrated on November 7. It happened on October 25, 1917, but Russia was still on Julian calendar at that time. But I digress…
My favorite fall holiday for the last three years is Anna’s birthday. It’s in the middle of October, which makes it a little unpredictable weather-wise. Anticipation starts to build already – Anna is now trying to decide what she wants for her birthday cake. So far Diego is firmly in the lead followed by “kitties, but only girl kitties, because I like only girls”. To me now fall will forever be the time of birth and bounty, of excitement and anticipation and of celebrating with family and friends.