The green glow under a canopy of leaves on a sunny day will be gone soon. That glow is good for the mind, body and spirit and it is sad as the end nears for another year. Now, withered leaves are falling from a few trees but the colourful display has not yet begun.
We had a picnic with our daughter and the kids last weekend at Cavendish Grove. It was hot but the trees provided needed relief from the blistering sun. Our time under the green glow was special.
There are several apple trees in the Grove. We shook limbs on the trees and apples fell to the ground. We kept them for snacks.
Everyone enjoyed the apple squishing with the ample fruit already under the trees. There is something almost therapeutic about the feel and sound of squishing apples under foot.
Owen picked up and dropped the same apple numerous times. His mastery of the task thrilled him.
The girls hung off branches, with assistance of course,
and stayed suspended for seconds to their great delight.
Meanwhile, blue jays flew among the trees all around us and called out to each other as we had lunch. They gave us permission to visit their home for a few hours.
Our picnic in the Grove was fun family time in the last of the green glow for this year.
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