If you didn’t read in my post, it snowed here yesterday. Yes, it snowed on the 6th day of October. Not cool. In fact, terrible. Some people get all excited about the first snow of the year, but not me when it’s still the first week of October. I’ll get excited if it snows in December, and that’s pretty much it. Don’t worry, it all melted (at least in the valley), and it’s supposed to be in the 60’s and 70’s next week. That’s the thing about Utah during the fall and spring – the weather is incredibly fickle and can’t make up its mind half the time. Ok, that’s my little rant about my feelings on snow this early in the season…
My mom emailed me another poem about October by the same author that wrote this poem. It cheered me up a little yesterday as it looked like a winter wonderland outside my office window. (Thanks, Mom!) I thought I’d share it with you because as I’ve mentioned before, October truly is my favorite month, snow or not.
I know no other season
So filled with warmth and cheer
As on these bright October days
When autumn time is here.
The hills have turned from summer’s green
To dazzling red and gold;
The flower beds and brighter, too,
So festive to behold!
The harvest yield is gathered in;
God sends His gifts anew.
Each roadside stand, a harvest fair
That warms the heart of you.
A bluish haze on distant hills,
The maple’s scarlet flame;
And oak trees dressed in Joseph-coats
Stands guard along the lane.
Of all the seasons of the year,
Each one with beauty blessed,
I hold to Autumn’s warmth and cheer–
I like October best!
Poet, Kay Hoffman
Here are a few things that make me think of October:
Pumpkins (of course)
One Year Wedding Anniversary
(stay tuned for a wedding series starting this afternoon!)
Leaves Changing Colors
Enjoy your October my friends! See you later this afternoon for the start of my wedding series in honor of our first anniversary (which is on Sunday)!
What makes you think of October?
Do the leaves change colors where you live?