Monday, October 1, 2012

Tribute to October

This is the first day of October and I would just like to thank God for making this whole beautiful month.  I admit that it does contain a day that used to ruin the month for me.  But no more.  I want to celebrate!  I can't afford to waste a single new day. So here then, is my tribute.

October has blue skies and just a bit of chill in the air.  There are football games and I remember putting on my wool pants and warm top to walk to the first game of the season.  (Yes, we walked everywhere back then, but I did not carry a potato.)  I don't know where my kids got that part of the story.

October causes me to switch clothes from one closet to the other and get out all of the pretty wool skirts and the lovely sweaters. Too bad they don't make the pretty died-to-match Bobby Brooks sets anymore that we used to wear.   I also love and look best in the dark, rich fall colors like red, deep yellow, dark green, brown, and purple.

You can't go far without noticing that the leaves are changing swiftly.  I saw a brilliant scarlet today bunched in with the usual yellow.

There are pumpkins, pretty gourds, Indian corn, and squash. I even like the little fairy-like spider webs you see glistening in the morning rays.

You can go to the apple orchards and get cider and donuts.  (Dawn, sorry that you came back and won't get too many fresh apples.)  We can still find some and there are berries.

One more thing I love is candy corn.  It just is so pretty and jolly and yummy. 

So welcome October.  Oh, Lord, "You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance."  Psalms 65:11 NKJ


  1. I love October in all its beautiful splendor :)

  2. I LOVE October too! (And not because it's my birthday month) :-)

  3. I agree, welcome October! This is my favorite month - love the weather, the fall colors, and we celebrate our wedding anniversary and a couple of family birthdays too. You and my daughter would get along well; she loves candy corn too. :)

  4. My honorary niece was married outdoors in October. The brilliant leaves and sunshine made the day perfect. (She's now the Mom of three beautiful children.)

    Your grandkids are getting so big! Savor every moment.

  5. Oooh! What an awesome verse to go along with the beauty of our changing leaves, not to mention the candy corn, crisp apples, apple pie, cider and donuts!