.: A most beautiful autumn leaf fairy sharing the work of her hands! :.
We went into the woods on this crisp October day, taking in the earthy scents of the forest. The forest was decked with red, gold, and orange leaves creating a lightly percussive rhythym to our day as we walked along through them...
.: Intent on her work she paints the leaves all the colors of autumn with paint made of berries :.
We looked to our right and what did we see? The most beautiful autumn leaf fairy carefully doing her important seasonal work. With the leaves as her palette and berries for paint she carefully painted each and every leaf, turning the forest alive with brillant autumn colors!
.: Blending in so beautifully with the natural landscape all around her :.
.: She looks down to her dress at a sash made of warmly-colored autumn leaves :.
Just what was this leaf fairy dreaming up for her attire next?
.: Searching the forest for just the right leaf! :.
.:Picking a leaf to add into her sash that joins her fairy finery! :.
Up into the trees she reached, her wings lifting her to a lovely leaf that she had painted with bittersweet berries. She picked this leaf and knew just what it would be for!
.:Creating her dress for this beautiful autumn day, she adds in just one more leaf!:.
.: Her dress is now complete so she blends into the trees where she prepares the them for this season :.
.: Happy with her handiwork she smiles with a twinkle in her eye! :.
Her dress was now complete and this made her very happy indeed!
.:So gracefully she gathers up berries to mix into paints for painting the leaves!:.
.: The colors of autumn resting in her hand :.
She went right back to her work--this time gathering up more berries to mix up in acorn caps to use as her paints! Her masterpiece was almost done as the forest was shimmering from her warm colored paintings!
As we followed her deeper into the forest we noticed she sat quietly surrounded by the crisp fallen leaves. She sat there among them taking in the gallery of work all around her until...
.:A sweet and mishchivious look swept over her face--just what was she planning? :.
A sweet look of mischief came upon her face and she smiled with a twinkle in her eye the way most fairies look when they are dreaming of fun! Up from the leaves her sparkling wings took her, and before we could blink...
.: There she played with a look of pure joy as the leaves flew all around her! :.
She was taking great joy in this day and the beauty surrounding! She shared with us how to have the most enjoyable fun!
She celebrated the leaves ad the gifts found in nature and made all of our hearts warm with her laughter!
.: Quickly she turned and walked closer to the dense woods :.
Moments later she started back off into the dense growth of the trees where we first found her painting...
.:She stops for just a moment, looking at the fallen leaves at her feet. Happy with the work she completed!:.
.: The leaf fairy smiles at the work she has completed! :.
She looked at the leaves at her feet with a fairy smile...you could see she was very happy with her work! She knows very well it is the leaves that have fallen to the forest floor that will bring about joyful play in the children who visit the forest!
.: Into the woods she goes with only her wings now visible :.
To our surprise she turned around looking right at us with a bright smile and her wings carried her back up into the trees!