Monday, October 1, 2012
If you're like me, you feel a bit overwhelmed at this time of year. Life is moving, as always, at a rapid pace. The holiday train is on its way; there are, according to Wikipedia, "91 days left until the end of the year."
But if you ARE like me, you benefit from occasional slowed-down moments of reflection that help you put things in perspective. This past weekend was so busy (and not with things I CHOSE to do) that I ended up feeling very sorry for myself on Sunday night.
But now it's October 1st! The weather is crisp and cool--a beautiful relief after a brutal summer. Every new month is a chance to start over and to make plans. So I thought I'd reflect, in image clusters rather like small poems, about all the things that will make October special.
--the smell of woodsmoke in the air
--beautiful leaves--crimson, orange, brown, yellow.
--cold evenings, warm covers
--hot drinks: tea, cocoa, coffee
--pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere
--my husband's birthday. I generally spoil him.
--babies in sweatshirts and tiny jeans
--warm cats to be used as blankets while I watch tv. :)
--getting out the favorite sweaters!
--long, brisk walks
--stews in the crock pot
What would you add as a favorite part of October?
And happy October, everyone!
(photo: Lake Michigan at sunset. Taken by me in 2011).