This foggy Labor Day weekend found us strolling through the Presidio not once, but twice. First we ventured in search of Spotted Tussock Caterpillars (who were sleeping and not answering the door) and the next day we returned for BLACKBERRIES.
On Saturday, we had the whole crew.
Our visits with Leonithas have become more comfortable. While Fern and her brother are developing a sweet relationship, it is not unusual for her to give a reserved stink eye to 4 year old antics.
Even though the caterpillars were hiding out, there was still plenty of mysterious Autumn beauty.
We didn’t get very far on the trail, but there was lots of forest play.
A caution when eating nasturtiums…the spiceyness can go straight to your head.
While Leo ate the forest, Fern busied herself with skin care.
In the spirit of my bloggy friends who appreciate outfit posts, here’s what I wore. I was going for 1935…yes?
During our visit on Saturday, we noticed that there was a whole jungle of berry bushes that were full of ripe goodness and had largely been ignored, so we returned on Sunday….
Jeff did most of the picking while Fern and I had adventures. Her usual chant of “Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom.” changed to “MOMMMMM!” when she found a hidden side path, where mushrooms waited to be discovered.
All senses engaged, she also was puzzled…how does Nicolas the Bunny stand under a toadstool to stay dry?
Signs of success.
I decided to make jam.
Raggedy Ann Fern was my taste- tester.
How is your Labor Day weekend so far? Wait…why are you sitting indoors reading this? GO OUTSIDE! I found a quote yesterday that I love…”Indian summer is the summer’s soul.”. I hope Indian Summer is the shawl you wear about your shoulders during these days of slanting light, rustling grass and cricket serenades. (There is one lone cricket in the ally behind our house…how sad is that? “Chirp…anyone? Anyone? Chirp…chirp…”)
You may have noticed that I went from posting every day, to sporadically over the summer, and now sporadically during the week. I was attempting to do WordPress’s “Post a day” challenge…but it proved to be too much, both for me and also I think for YOU, dear readers. I am trying out a new schedule of three times a week…Monday, Wednesday and Friday you will be able to find me here, and with perhaps the occasional, “OMG I just had to share” post on a Tuesday or Thursday. This Wednesday I will be giving a wrap up of the Tar Sands actions, along with why I didn’t go to the Capitol, as well as “What’s next?”.
Love to all.