The maples are gorgeous now with their winged seeds setting blaze to the high and low places in the wet woods.
They float in small rafts on the water and pile up around logs.
I collected some and took to school to show my students. They were amazed to see how they spin and twirl when dropped. I gave two to each child. It just might have been the best toy they had lately!----which is interesting, considering all the electronic ones they bring to school.