That's much better. I love playing in freshly fallen leaves. It's easy for me to hide among the leaves, because they match my feathers.
Can you see me?
Look at all the vibrant reds, oranges, and greens on this tree! Things are changing so quickly here on the Museum's grounds. To celebrate the arrival of fall, I searched for objects in the collection that remind me of the season. Here's what I found!
|The Garden of Eden, 1865. Erastus Salisbury Field 27.1.2-86|
What's red, juicy sweet, and perfect to pick in the fall? Apples, absolutely!
|Z is for Zonie, 1996. Patty Yoder 2010-98.08|
Hat & Fragrance Building, Yoder Gallery
Can you believe this is a rug? Patty Yoder was a rug hooker who spent many hours hand dying yarn made from the wool of her own sheep. How many different colors of yarn can you spot in this picture?
|Spinning Wheel. Collected 1974 by William Paley|
|Boy, 1900. Simon & Halbig (Head), Heinrich Handwerck (Body). 1957-545-1|
Variety Unit, Doll Unit (2nd Floor)
Of course, not all creatures like the cold. My friend, the Canada goose, flies south with her flock in the autumn months to where food and warmer temperatures are easy to find. Some Canada geese have been known to fly as far south as Mexico!
Of course I had to take a picture of the Schoolhouse! Did you know that American schools in the 1800s gave kids a summer break just like we have today? Only back then kids were not off having fun -- they were helping their parents raise and harvest the yearly crops or perhaps caring for the animals on the farm.
Are there any objects in the Shelburne Museum's collection that remind you of the fall? Let me know what it is by emailing me at email@example.com for a chance to appear on my blog. Come see the museum before it closes for the season on Sunday, October 28!