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