Friday, October 10, 2008


October may be my favorite month. We feel the first cool mornings; we see the blue, clear sky. We smell the fields of freshly dug peanuts; we rake the new fallen pine straw; we take notice of the slower growth in our grasses and plants; and yes, we sneeze and sputter a little, too.

Robert Frost liked October, also.

"O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away."


Susan said...

As I sit over here in the middle of the freshly dug fields...sniffing and sputtering..I am glad to see you back !!

Anonymous said...

All we have is hope for the future.This is the greatest country in the world and things always workout.I`m a little north of you and the high for today is 2 above 0, but spring is comming.See there is always hope
Love to the family