Autumn Leaves...

Industry Observer with ARFCO Media

I had a great reminder today of life’s little wonders. I was driving through downtown Renton. It was just after school let out and the yellow buses were everywhere. As I made my way down Logan Ave S across the street from the Piazza the bus in front of me stopped. The doors pop open and a bunch of kids ramble in a heap onto the sidewalk.

While I'm waiting they almost instantly start running around the bench kicking the leaves. They're scooping them up and throwing them at each other, laughing all the way, having a blast. Then I notice the gal down past the tree raking leaves. She seems oblivious for the moment that the kids are undoing her work.

It brought a smile to my face and I started to chuckle (I couldn't help myself). What a wonderful timeless scene. Children playing and laughing in the Autumn Leaves. It’s right out of a Norman Rockwell painting.

Kids playing in the autumn leaves after school in downtown Renton, Washington on Logan Ave
across from the Piazza. November 15, 2011.

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René Fabre

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Comments (8)

Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

It's neat watching kids doing the same things we used to do when we were that age. They have all sorts of fancy games and toys now, but they still can't resist making a mess out of a pile of raked leaves. Some things are timeless Rene.

Nov 16, 2011 06:05 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Rene' great observation and a fantastic picture of the moment. Love your positive attitude, some people might have gotten upset "at those mischievous kids":)))

Nov 16, 2011 06:06 AM
David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

The picture is great and you are right, it looks like it could have come from a famous painting.

Nov 16, 2011 06:15 AM
Rene Fabre
ARFCO Media - Renton, WA
Practicing Philosophical Eclectic of the Arts

Malcolm: It is neat seeing kids do simple things and have fun at it (like we used to do)... For one, it lifts my spirits to know kids are kids are kids... still.

Nov 16, 2011 06:26 AM
Rene Fabre
ARFCO Media - Renton, WA
Practicing Philosophical Eclectic of the Arts

Endre: There was a few of those "upset" types... in a hurry and nobody is going fast enough or getting out of the way... "Sorry dudes, but I'm having an awesome day! You'll just have to wait a minute." :O)

Nov 16, 2011 06:29 AM
Rene Fabre
ARFCO Media - Renton, WA
Practicing Philosophical Eclectic of the Arts

Hi David: I shot a few... with my trusty Blackberry 8330. Wish it had a rapid shoot mode. I didn't catch the leaves up in the air, then it was time to drive. 

Nov 16, 2011 06:32 AM
Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
Independent architectural histor'n - Wilmington, DE
Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS

Rene--Good picture. Wish I felt like playing in leaves again, but after 3 hours of leaf duty yesterday, not so!

Nov 16, 2011 07:35 AM
Rene Fabre
ARFCO Media - Renton, WA
Practicing Philosophical Eclectic of the Arts

Carolyn: I remember when we were kids. Our yard wasn't all that big but we had a big willow tree, a cherry tree, an apple tree, a pear tree, and 7 lilac trees down the west side, with two great big maple trees right across the street. It was often my job to rake leaves and there were tons and tons and tons of them. :O)

Nov 16, 2011 07:44 AM