“Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
Humbert Wolfe, 1885-1940
October is such a beautiful month here in Ohio. The air is cool and crisp, the days are clear and bright, the leaves are spectacular in the shades of reds and yellows and there seems to be a sense of excitement in the air. The apples are delicious, the cider is tasty, it’s perfect campfire weather, and there are plenty of outdoor chores to finish up making sure you get outside to enjoy the last of the nice weather.
October in Tennessee is a fickle one. It’s not unusual to have our first frosts followed by warmer, summer-like days. In the mornings, our rolling hills are smothered in misty clouds of fog and dew. About the middle of the month our leaves really start to change, and by November 1st we’re at the hight of our season. October is the month I like the most, for the feeling of making my nest at home, adoring the amazing colors, appreciating the cooler weather, and spending lots of time with my family outdoors.
What’s October like in your neck of the woods?