Day 24 | 31 Extraordinary Days {Day 24} L.M. Montgomery October quote


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?




Sharing with Weekly Top Shot

Will you join me each day in October for… | 31 Extraordinary Days | October 2012

 This is the 24th post in a series, 31 Extraordinary Days.  Click here to see a list of all the posts, updated daily.  If you would like to receive these bits of inspiration in your email inbox, subscribe now.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *  *  *  *  *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

 Thanks so much for reading!  

Please stop by Longaberger Lifestyle | Signature Plaid Large Market Handwoven Longaberger Basket -product #12400

 Extraordinary beauty & function for today’s busy lifestyle!


  1. Beautiful post! Enjoy the remainder of October!

    • Diane says

      Awww thanks Moni!! I’m going to soak up every beautiful moment.
      May your October be Extraordinary too!

  2. Tim Miller says

    October is one of my favorites too…it’s easily in the top ten…

    • Diane says

      That begs the question…which two are “not” on your favorites list! 😀

  3. This month has been gloriously beautiful around here. We are so thankful and have tried to take a moment every day to notice the changes around us. I think the dry summer when everything died has made the “life” around us this month even more special!

    • Diane says

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying such beautiful weather, Susan! After your hard summer I am sure that you are reveling in every single moment. 😀

  4. Sheila Skillingstead says

    I also like October, but September usually is my favorite month. It’s when we finally get summer. Nice post.

    • Diane says

      I had no idea your summer was so late in coming! I hope it was lovely.
      Thanks for stopping by and your kind words, Sheila!

  5. October here doesn’t have the colour and the events that you have but it is a sign of summer coming, which i love. I do like autumn though, it always makes me feel a bit nostalgic. Lovely, sparkling image.

    • Diane says

      Ah yes….but about your May….is that like “my” October?
      Thank you Lori for your sweet words!
      Wishing you An Extraordinary weeek!

  6. Fantastic picture!

    • Diane says

      Awwww….thanks Anne!!!
      Blessings coming your way….

  7. Top image with quote just stunning…I LOVE fall.

    • Diane says

      Walking out and seeing the grass like that was such a “pinch me” moment.
      Happy Fall Laurie!!

  8. I agree, October is a month that is bursting with colors, textures and activities before the quiet, sleepiness of winter! All those dew drops look like crystal pearls… Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #54!

    • Diane says

      And now as we close the month with the leaves falling off the trees almost overnight and a hurricane to boot I will savor these memories. See you again at Weekly Top Shot. It’s a fabulous link up of great sites. Thank you!!!


  1. […] {Day 24} The Most Extraordinary Month […]

Please Share Your Extraordinary Thoughts!


AMAZON ASSOCIATES DISCLOSURE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.