We took a family stroll through the woods this morning and the signs of fall were all around. Hickory nuts and white oak acorns littered the ground, and chubby squirrels were hard at play. The air was nice and cool with the smell of leaves in the air. Of course, it wasn't as perfect as all that --swarms of thirsty mosquitoes were always in pursuit. We did manage to take a few pictures, gather a few leaves, pine cones, and acorns which we took home and used to paint a picture of the fall to come. I wish every day could be like this.