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Friday, October 02, 2020

Chapter 10, Page 2, Book 20

I’m o glad I live in a world where there are Octobers

L.M. Montgomery

October 2nd, - Leaf peaking season 

In October, a maple tree before your window lights up your room like a great lamp.  Even on cloudy days, its presence helps dispel the gloom.

John Burroughs

The picture shown above is not my house but at my daughters kitchen window.  You can sit at her table and feel like you are basking the light of the beautiful sight outside.  

The trees are beginning to show their beauty here and I am thankful because more and more we are getting gloomy cloudy days.  We need the color to brighten us up.  At my house, I have an oak tree that is not as colorful, but it does get a golden glow when the sun shines on it. 

Some people have experienced frost on the ground, but not us.  So far we’ve been protected by what they call lake effect.  We have Lake Erie nearby and it’s water has not cooled off enough, so for now it keeps the frost away, but that same lake effect will bring us many of our worst storms in the winter.

Meanwhile we have this beautiful month of October to enjoy.  Mid to late October are usually our peak leaf peaking times.  It’s the season of scarves sweaters and pumpkin spice  everything.  No matter how you feel about the end of summer, it’s hard not to appreciate the colorful foliage when it reaches its peak.

I have to say there is much to love about October.

Bittersweet October.  The mellow, messy leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter. 

Carol Bishop Hipps


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Everyone should take time to sit and watch the leaves fall.

jack69 said...

Florida does have some Fall colors but not as beautiful as areas where there are real season changes. WE do miss driving thru the NC mountains for the fall color.
Sending love your way. We are even a little chilly this morning.
Sherry & jack, BE SAFE!

Susie said...

Fall time always makes me go back in when my four daughters were younger and we would go to Brown County State park in Indiana. My girls loved that park, for hiking and picnics. Then we would go to small markets to buy crafts. I miss those days. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

Mevely317 said...

Wow. I could sit and stare at that magnificent maple tree for hours on end. Mother Nature seems to out-do herself each year!

betty said...

Pretty fall pictures!!


Chatty Crone said...

I am so thankful to live in a whole of Octobers too!


i'm glad to live in a world of octobers too.