Last week’s Life Book lesson was taken by Tamara Laporte and was all about Autumn. Autumn (or Fall as it is called here) is my favourite season. I like the quality of light, the colours of the trees, the justification for getting into my pyjamas earlier in the evening and snuggling on the sofa under a warm blanket, the holidays, and the cosy foods. I was, therefore, eager to carve out some time to work on this particular lesson. I had actually been working with Autumn leaves all week at preschool, getting my little students to make collages with them, make Fall leaf prints, and play in piles of actual leaves outdoors so it felt entirely appropriate to spend my evenings at the end of the week painting Autumn foliage, albeit whimsical, stylised leaves and plants rather than anything even approaching botanical realism.