"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." --L.M. Montgomery
There is just something about October. I always thought September was a special month, but October days--especially for taking morning walks--has been simply beautiful this year. Getting out in the air, clearing cobwebs from the mind, gathering thoughts, collecting ideas and images, going forward a step at a time in both distance and in plotting the story...
October is my inspiration month this year!
Thus a gallery of a few images and quotes I gathered along the way:
"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air." --Nathaniel Hawthorne
"Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn." --Elizabeth Lawrence
"October gave a party, the leaves by hundreds came--
The Chestnuts, Oaks and Maples, and leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet, and everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band." --George Cooper
"Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day." --Shira Tamir
"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all." --Stanley Horowitz
"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile." --William Cullen
Hope October is bringing you smiles, too. What things are you gathering this month?