The Blue Hills have been a leaf wonderland ever since we arrived. The past couple of days brought enough wind and rain to finish off most of the trees and take the cornflake-crunch out of the leaves on the ground, but not before we had lots of fall fun. Ivo and Josh spent almost a whole day building a debris hut by Uncle Sam's house. It doesn't look like much more than a pile of leaves in the photo, but if you click on the link you can see all the steps that went into building it. Josh likes to sleep in a natural shelter when he goes camping or backpacking. I do not. I like to stay at a Holiday Inn. (We compromise with a tent.) Ivo takes after his dad of course and was very excited by the prospect of spending the night in the debris hut. He even said, "And Mama you can sleep in it too! With me and Josh in the leaves!" I told Josh I was afraid that Ivo, being so little, would drown in the leaves during the night. Yeah he thinks I'm nuts. But he knows I wouldn't sleep a wink knowing my sweet baby was under a pile of leaves deep in bear country, so he didn't press the issue. Old spoilsport mama.
Today the boys are headed out to explore the woods, and I'm going to scout around the quilting shop down the block from our new house. I didn't even know it was there until I did a google search for fabric shops in our area of the state, and the first hit that popped up was right in our neighborhood. They even specialize in Janome sewing machines. Josh saw the website, read about the 4,000 bolts of quilt fabric and said, "This looks like trouble!" I told him he and Ivo can build an inside debris hut with my scraps. And sleep in it too.