02 October 2009

oh october!

come and be my friend

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


Marqueta said...

Such lovely quotes and artwork!

I love the little pumpkin head.



Heather said...

I feel the same way about fall and this month :) I just love the change in the air...the feeling of settling down, nestling in. Our wedding anniversary is Oct. 29. Its such a beautiful time with happy memories :)

Jennifer said...

such a cute little pumpkin person :)
i've felt a bit more creative as well lately. i'm constantly winding threads into balls for future projects.

Sara said...

My favourite month by far. Love those quotes. And the little pumpkin girl is precious. xx

andrea the pomegranates said...

maybe it's the bristling wind, or the rolling leaves on the ground...i know spring is the season of renewal but sometimes i think autumn can be too...

Crunchy Christian Mom said...

Oh, what lovely thoughts! October is my favorite month, too. I love your Jack-o-girl!

Herbmuse said...

Seems we're all inspired by the advent of October! I also wanted you to know that I feature your mandrakes and mention your blog in my latest post:
Hugs, Sarah