I spent yesterday out at Red Oaks nature preserve located along the Fox River with my unschooling group. After they had all left and things were quiet, I went back along the path we had traveled and took these pictures. The weather was perfect and the leaves were at their peak, thus making it difficult to leave.
Everything slows right down when I am surrounded by nature. My to do list seems less pressing and I am at peace. Nature settles my soul.
This beautiful weather is forecast for the next week and I am going to take advantage of it and get outside into another nature preserve. It won't be long before the cold and snow of winter blows in, bringing a different version of beauty with it.