October is an Extraordinary month.
It’s the month when my world is aflame with color. Mornings begin with fog and sometimes frost. Many mornings the sun shines bright and warm and the frost melts into gazillions of water droplets. Indian summer comes in the afternoon. The sun sets by seven o’clock and the moon shines clear and bright. As the night temperature drops, the fires burn bright in the hearth….resisting the chill in the air.
Lurking around the corner is the season of gray and white. The dreaded frozen flakes may make an early surprise appearance in this glorious month of October.
The jays call, and the chickadees flit, and the feeder becomes a community of feathers flocking before winter.
There’s pumpkins, and cider, and woolens, and woolly bear caterpillars.
All this…crammed into one glorious, extraordinary month!
I want it to linger. I want to savor its beauty and wonder. I want to bask in every ray of the sun and dig in the dirt and toss fallen leaves and see every gilded branch and hunt for bittersweet and buckeyes. I want October in all her extravagance to blaze on and on. But, the leaves will all fall and the skies will turn gray and the air will freeze and nature will stand stark and naked.
October. October will always….be the warmest, brightest memory.
Yes. October….the Extraordinary month on my calendar.
Is she yours too?
Why be Ordinary when You can be Extraordinary!
Thanks for sharing in my celebration of this most extraordinary month.
What is your favorite month? What makes it extraordinary?
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