Yes, I still keep my journal! Here is a page I did in October while out with my two 12-year-old students. One of them climbed like a monkey up the small Black Tupelo tree and shook a branch, sending bright orange and red leaves raining down on our heads. They are such cute guys, and very imaginative.
In the photo below, one boy is drawing, the other is looking up the as-seen-on-TV pocket chair that he says we all need. Hoping Santa will bring them!