….. misty, cool rain today for most of the afternoon……cloudy skies with dark clouds to the East and West…. bracketed…… but the leaves are changing slowly, sleepily, gently.….. not like they did a few years ago with such a vigor that they seemed to change overnight.....

…. the rain that has been lacking during the past Summer is finally arriving…. And everything is drinking their last before the Winter hits….. and from all reports, it will hit with a vengeance…..

…. my favorite time of year, really… October and November….. cool mornings and warm days….. with frosty evenings….. it is absolutely dazzling…… colors that rival the greatest Summer dawn’s flowers and birds….. the Autumn brings a new set of colors – less vibrant, sure – but equally beautiful………

….. and the horn from the train that whips by a few miles away carries so much farther this time of year….. hearing it near the two crossings southwards and the two northwards is never a chore…. I love hearing the whistle as it gets close……

…. And it is easier to hear it when the humidity is low and the air is cold……

…. I so love October…..

…. October is my month - full of the world falling steadily asleep….. I watch it all and cannot get enough……

…. Some people like Spring, I guess…. The rebirth of everything around them….. but for me, I love the fall…..I love The Promise…. I love the idea that everything will return….. again, and again, and again……

.. and you see that best in October….

by Eric on October 22, 2007 | Bullshit (5) | TrackBack (0) | Thinking
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October is my favorite, too.
This year, though, the heat is still hanging on, but with lower humidity thank goodness. Most days are still in the high 80's.
I'd really like to feel some chill!

Bullshitted by Jean on October 22, 2007 10:32 PM

I like September. Here the first couple of weeks of Oct. are usually nice after that its rain or snow.

Bullshitted by DanToom on October 23, 2007 09:15 AM

I love the sound of the train too.

Bullshitted by Libby on October 23, 2007 11:46 AM

My favorite month as well, for so many of the reasons you have captured in this most beautifully written, eloquent post.

I wish I could write like you, sometimes. You pen these glorious paeans to Nature's wonders and the ever-renewing cosmic cycle - meanwhile, I write about wanting to poon Jane Seymour.

Ah, well. I guess that's what makes horse races. Variety.

Bullshitted by Elisson on October 23, 2007 01:00 PM

Like summer's scullery maid, I long for Autumn, the mistress of my muses, to arrive. She takes her sweet time here in North Florida, though.

Bullshitted by Joan of Argghh! on October 23, 2007 06:16 PM