I never thought of October being a notable month as I usually gravitated to April, May, June, July, September and December. But on my early morning walk yesterday, it struck me that October was quite an exceptional month too. Our Canadian Thanksgiving was especially meaningful this year as more family members could connect in person. I enjoyed the sight of towering yellow sunflowers reaching for the warmth of the Autumn sun. The bounties of the gardens yielding their harvest of corn, beans, apples, pears, melons and squashes makes October special. And of course, there are pumpkins—pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Pumpkins carved and lit in such a spectacular fashion that in previous years, these unique pumpkins were part of a vast exhibit.
My early morning walk had me chuckling over the very creative Halloween scene one homeowner had assembled.
Other homeowners get very serious in creating scary scenarios in their front yard.
Remember the little red Elf’s door? How about a “Ghost” door instead? It is Halloween. . . .
I never know what fantastic scenes beckons my camera on this early morning, but October has proved to be just as colourful as the other months have been.
The rainy weather has encouraged an abundance of mushrooms, popping forth in many gardens. The ones below are huge, flat, creamy white with brown specks–perfect to photograph for this Halloween theme. And, let’s not forget Mother Nature’s colour palette at work in the gazillion leaves we eventually have to rake and bag in this month of October.
Wherever you are, I wish you a wonderful month of October–what’s left of it—-and a Happy Spooky-Fun Halloween. . . . .
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I always think of October as rather distinctive, but then I have many relatives and friends who have birthdays during the month. My parents’ anniversary is also during the month, and then there are all the holidays. And my birthday as well.
still my favorite
~Nancy Brady, 2012
Have an enjoyable rest of October, too.
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Happy Birthday, Nan—-I never realized how much I like October. My sister is also an October birthday–she and my late brother shared the same day. . . .
What creative pumpkin displays! You captivated this time of year well. Happy Halloween!
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So glad you popped in, Emsch the Mensch—I hope October treats you well and that you have lots of fabulous desserts to share with your “special guy” 🙂