Oh October, my favorite month! The weather is cooling and the little crisp you feel in the air is starting to come around. Yesterday was the first of the month and though it reached into the low 90's I still felt a small revival in my chest. It seems that I come a bit more 'alive' during this season. It's time for drawing and creating and things. For pumpkins and broomsticks. For tea and snuggling blankets.
Hopefully with my computer back and a camera still available to me, I can take and show more pictures and artwork. Last night, Nat and I sat on the bed, drawing and coloring and I drew a sweet brown cat in a goldenrod colored dress wishing a happy october. I'll have to get around to getting that here. Until then...
"There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
"The sweet calm sunshine of October, now
Warms the low spot; upon its grassy mold
The purple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough
drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold."
- William Cullen Bryant
"October is nature's funeral month. Nature glories in death more than in life. The month of departure is more beautiful than the month of coming - October than May.
Every green thin loves to die in bright colors."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away."
- Robert Frost, October