I LOVE OCTOBER.
Cue the falling leaves, the crisp autumn air, the red mittens, the filtered sunlight through bare trees, the starry nights, the pumpkin lattes (or pumpkin anything), the promise of winter right around the corner.
October tells me that another year will soon be coming. Thanksgiving arrives in the blink of an eye, and before we know it, homes are bedecked with twinkling red and green lights as Christmas approaches.
October makes me nostalgic for my days living in the countryside. Someday I'll live in the wide open spaces again, with the stars overhead as a million pinpricks in the sky. With the maple trees in their explosion of crimson and goldenrod, and the early rays of dawn in the east as the hawks fly low over the endless wheat fields.
October promises that there is still beauty in the world, if only we look for it.
October gently reminds me that while I'm growing older, I can still take joy in the things I once loved as a child. The pumpkin carving, the corn mazes, the passing out candy to trick-or-treaters.
So stay tuned, fellow readers. I'll have a post a week to spread the October love.