Is this cute, or what?
It was a late afternoon on a beautiful Fall day.
SweetCheeks went out with her little rake
and weeded in front of the fence and raked.
Then she took the grape vine left over
from her wreath project
and strung it along the fence.
Where are you going with
Nana's old wagon?
Around front to get some of
YOUR pumpkins, Nana!
I see you found some!
Now what are you doing?
The pumpkins were dirty, Nana.
I'm washing them.
And now that they're clean
she takes them along the side of the house
towards the bay.
She walks into the sunlight as only a child can
pulling her load lightly behind her.
SweetCheeks finds just the right spot
for her first pumpkin.
Then finds a home for the other two.
Then she stand back and admires her handiwork.
And, as evening sets in it is time for her to go home.
After she goes
I look out and find a lump in my throat.
Here are the little wagon wheel marks
she has left behind.
I know that one day soon she won't be pulling
that little red wagon across our lawn.
She will be off on her next big life adventure
and Nana's house
will have lost a bit of its magic appeal.
But just for today she was mine!
I am leaving mid-morning and will be
at a seminar until late evening.
Bear with me-I will catch up as I can.