My favorite time of year is in full swing. Crunchy leaves, trees of the deepest fire-red and brilliant yellow against the colbalt skies. My kind of temperatures, my kind of weather, the best thick wool sweaters and hiking boots.
Yesterday though, we nearly hit 70 degrees. One warm, sunny day plopped right at the end of October, and it was exactly what I hoped for. We did our first product photo shoot for my clothing company, Milk Bandits, which I mentioned previously. About eight little kids, toddlers mostly, played at the Skokie Lagoons wearing my t-shirts. We had a professional photographer there to capture it. The photographer was great, the kids were adorable, and the shirts fit perfectly. Can’t wait to see how her photos turned out – we’ll be using them for the website and promotional materials.
I’d brought our beat up aluminum canoe for use as a prop, and after everyone left I threw it in the water and went canoeing for a couple hours. Apparently not many people think to spend time outdoors this late in the year, so I had the entire forest preserve pretty much to myself. It was extremely peaceful… the water like glass, and covered with leaves.