Photo #1428 – 10.12.12
Leaf Play, 1986
What is it about large accumulations of dead leaves in autumn that makes playing around in them so thrilling for kids? I’m not sure, but I would say it is just plain fun…speaking from plenty of experience, of course. At about 2.5 years old in this photo, I was probably enjoying leaf piles for the first time, while my brother and sister were likely seasoned veterans at this point. I don’t remember this, but I would like to imagine they showed me some classic leaf-playing techniques, like burying your sibling, tunneling through the pile, jumping out of a pile to surprise someone, and throwing a sibling into a leaf pile. Whatever they showed me, I’m sure we had a fun time together!