The Calm Before the Storm
Sunshine on autumn crocuses (colchicum autumnale) along the path where we walk. They look a bit out of place to me with their pale colour more reminiscent of spring. How pretty they are.
I just love Sunday nights with the prospect of a Monday holiday. We had a beautiful weekend (after rainy Saturday), and I clipped some hydrangea stems for the dining room table, and poked them into recycled bottles of various shapes and colours.
The colours are wonderful - ruddy pink, pale green, deep purple, and pale blue.
"October was a beautiful month at Green Gables, when the birches in the hollow turned as golden as sunshine and the maples behind the orchard were royal crimson and the wild cherry trees along the lane put on the loveliest shades of dark red and bronzy green, while the fields sunned themselves in the aftermaths. Anne reveled in the world of color about her..."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?..." (L.M. Montgomery)
"Listen! the wind is rising,
and the air is wild with leaves.
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves."
Fun with photo editing - a coloured pencil sketch done with a few clicks of the mouse.
The wind is rising tonight. Our weather forecast is for a few stormy days with winds coming in off the Pacific in a series of storms.
October is one of my favourite months. It might be at the top of the list. I do love summer, but October has Thanksgiving, changeable weather, lovely colour, and my birthday. What's not to like?
What do you like about October?