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Monday, October 07, 2013

October Is Finally Here!

My favorite month of the year, the one I wait for
 with great anticipation, is finally here!
Bring out the cozy sweaters, the hot apple cider. Its time for lazy Sunday
drives in the country to gaze on golden fields and orange trees.

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” 
~L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

“There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir: 
We must rise and follow her, When from every hill of flame She calls,
 and calls each vagabond by name.” 
~William Bliss

“October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy
 and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars
 in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. 
O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!” 
~Rainbow RowellAttachments

“After the keen still days of September, the October sun filled
 the world with mellow warmth...The maple tree in front of the doorstep
 burned like a gigantic red torch. The oaks along the roadway glowed 
yellow and bronze. The fields stretched like a carpet of jewels,
 emerald and topaz and garnet. Everywhere she walked the color 
shouted and sang around her...In October any wonderful
 unexpected thing might be possible.” 
Elizabeth George SpeareThe Witch of Blackbird Pond

“Autumn flings her fiery cloak over the sumac, beech and oak.” 
Susan LendrothOcean Wide, Ocean Deep

“Anne reveled in the world of color about her."Oh, Marilla," she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming 
dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, "I'm so glad 
I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible
 if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn't it? Look 
at these maple branches. Don't they give you a thrill--several thrills?” 
~L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

Pale amber sunlight falls across
The reddening October trees,
That hardly sway before a breeze
As soft as summer: summer's loss
Seems little, dear! on days like these.

Let misty autumn be our part!
The twilight of the year is sweet:
Where shadow and the darkness meet
Our love, a twilight of the heart
Eludes a little time's deceit.

Are we not better and at home
In dreamful Autumn, we who deem
No harvest joy is worth a dream?
A little while and night shall come,
A little while, then, let us dream.

Beyond the pearled horizons lie
Winter and night: awaiting these
We garner this poor hour of ease,
Until love turn from us and die
Beneath the drear November trees.” 
~Ernest DowsonThe Poems and

This month is filled with joys and my wish is that you
and yours are able to enjoy them all.

Susie Q


Salmagundi said...

I've only seen PEI in the spring - would love to see it in the Fall through Anne's eyes. As always, I enjoy your posts!!! Sally

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

I love October too Sue! Beautiful post.

Lynilu said...

Your pictures are beautiful! October is sort of a "winding down" kind of months, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

I LOVE October, too...fall finally seems to bring some relief from the heat. the trees are glorious in their night time shifts...and our 45th Anniversary on the 15th will be so wonderful since Mac has been pronounced cured of his A/Fib
all in all it'll be a glorious month!

{oc cottage} said...

oh! what great quotes! {especially, the ones from AoGG!! ;}

m ^..^