Things seem softer now, fringed in bittersweet. We grow mellow and sad and dreamy as the season changes colors beyond our window. Our senses are stirred with warm colors of lemon and pumpkin and ruby. Of rusty trees and turquoise skies and stars as bright as glitter.
We breathe in the scent of leaves burning in damp piles, cinnamon baking in plump, home made cookies, the spice of sassafras and straw and and cider...
We welcome textures like flannel and wool...bring out the chenille throws and cotton soft blankets. And those favorite furry slippers that have seen better days.
We savor flavors like caramel and apple and merlot. Like cheesy chili and thick, rich soup...hot chocolate, hazelnut coffee and crusty pies dripping with honeyed fruit.
These are days when we grow closer to nature. To our God. To the importance of family and friendships. To the things that are truly important in life...like laughter, love, memories...
May your October be bright with golden sunlight, lavender shadows in the cool evenings, moonlit nights of velvety skies ...and bursting with huge, wonderful dreams.
It's up to you to embrace its beauty.