Tuesday, October 1, 2013

~MAGICAL OCTOBER~

October, the magical month... brilliant colors in shades of orange, red, and yellow paint the landscape...
 It is harvest time...farmers gather their crops... corn fields are chopped, pumpkins gathered, apple trees hang heavy with fruit..."we" drive back roads seeking red berries and bittersweet for window boxes  ...hydrangea blossoms  are hung indoors...
old friends are brought down from the attic...
  days are warm...evenings  cool...
the cricket's song is no more...in the darkness of the night the faint hoot of the Barred owl can be heard... 
such is life in the country...

beauty surrounds us...we give thanks... 

soon I am reminded...at some point... all these beauties will have to be raked...

UGH!!!

15 comments:

Pondside said...

Before the raking, I hope there will be lots of tromping through the leaves, kicking them up, preferable in the company of a wee grandson!

jody said...

Yes, and by the sounds of the weather report we may be raking soon! It is beautiful and i love the cooler nights! Enjoy!

Jacque. said...

Love your words...and your photos.
But, those leaves! UGH is right!

Rowan said...

It's a wonderful time of the year - I hope I shall manage at least one more Fall in New England. This year it's going to be the Deep South though so no idea whether we shall see Fall colours there or not. As for leaves - happily I have a gardener to do it for me - he does lawns,hedges and all the boring jobs and I look after the flower beds:)

Earlene Landis said...

You captured some great Fall pics!
Enjoy the day...80 degrees today here.
Earlene

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Julie, such beautiful scenery around Dog Trot, your flowers are so beautiful still.....sweet pumpkin, Happy October, Francine.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Lovely!
Robyn

Kim said...

Hahaha, It was all flowing so beautifully - so pretty and picturesque and then you had to bring up the rake!! Lol

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

we've been listening to our barred & saw whet owls in our back woods....the woods are deep and in a hollow so their voices are hauntingly beautiful this time of year!
Blessed be,
Lori

Margaret said...

I share in your admiration for such a great season! LOVE IT! Maggie

Julia said...

Julie, you paint such a pretty picture of October. I love all the incredible colors of October.
Enjoy this day.

Hugs,
JB

Ginny said...

Enjoy the month while you can, I know I am before it's time to retreat for the Winter. Pictures are beautiful as always.

Farm Girl said...

So beautiful Julie. Every single picture is just beautiful. I love them all, I am so glad you have such beauty to enjoy each day. Thank you so much for sharing. It just blesses my heart.

Debby said...

Your flowers are so colorful still. Pretty fall pictures.

Prims By The Water said...

My favorite time of year! Love the colors. Have a great week, Janice