Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October

October is my favorite month ~ the beginning of my favorite season ~ FALL. Here in Virginia, we have been experiencing some cooler temperatures for about a week now. I have loved every minute of it ~ the dark clouds slowly walking across the sky, spaced perfectly to allow the sun to shine through the cracks giving us the best of both sun and clouds; the trees just beginning their change in color ~ soon to shower us with glorious beauty; the piles of pumpkins in storefronts and the sight and smell of cider and donuts in the grocery store; harvest festivals and craft shows; ghosts and goblins hanging from trees and orange lights glowing on post lights; I eagerly await the crunching sound of dry leaves that have fallen silently from their summer home; the sight and sound of cool crisp breezes blowing the tree branches every which way. I love to stand out in the yard in the dark when the wind is blowing, enjoying the wind against my face, smelling the lingering smoke of burned leaves, and listening to the night sounds.
All these wonderful Autumn gifts make me happy and bring the realization that the Holiday Season will soon be upon us with all its craziness and joy. But for now, I thank God for this glorious beautiful season of FALL and all the wonders that come with it.
I wish each of you, my friends, a beautiful and happy Fall.


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"Just before the death of flowers, And before they are buried in snow, There comes a festival season When nature is all aglow." ~Author Unknown

5 comments:

yoborobo said...

Isn't it wonderful? Yesterday I was outside mowing the lawn and there were leaves gently blowing in from the woods, and the light was...magical. And I am so happy with these cooler days. Happy Autumn, my friend! xox Pam

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Me too, love the crisp air, makes me want to do physical chores outside, stirs the blood. xox Corrine

Marion said...

It's my favorite time of year, bar none. I love your fabulous photos and your autumn colored words. Blessings! xo

Linda in New Mexico said...

My fav too. Although here the smells also include chile roasting. Fall gives me energy that summer drains out of me. Happy Fall dear lady. Oma Linda

Jan said...

Happy Autumn to you too. Glad the cooler weather has finally arrived for you.