"The leaves are falling, falling as if from far up, as if orchards are dying high in space. Each leaf falls as if it were motioning 'no.' And tonight the heavy earth is falling away from all the other stars in the loneliness. And yet there is Someone, whose hands,infinitely calm, hold up all the falling." Rainer Maria Rilke
The immediate future is orange: Stunning pictures that herald the arrival of Autumn
Maple trees are the embodiment of fall foliage. So-called "leaf peepers" in North America drive hundreds of miles in October to places like the White Mountains of New Hampshire to marvel at the colors of these special autumn trees. I tell you about some of the best types of maple for fall color here: http://landscaping.about.com/cs/fallfoliagetrees/a/fall_foliage7.htm
Awesome activity! Get kids to collect some Autumn leaves and glue them on to an orange paper plate (or you could paint it orange). The poem in the middle reads: Autumn leaves are falling down. Red, yellow, green and brown!