It’s hard to believe but we’re already almost a week into October. You know that June is my favorite month, with long days and abundant sunshine, warm temperatures and the promise of summer. October is sort of the opposite of all of that and yet it’s probably my second favorite month. Today I’m sharing three things I love about October.
- It’s cozy season. Pretty much everyone who visits my house describes it as cozy and they’re not wrong. I love pillows and soft blankets and candles and twinkle lights. And, while those things are useful year round, they are particularly lovely now after a summer of long days and warm nights. I don’t love that the days are shorter but I do love that it means I can turn on the lights earlier and really embrace the cozy. Plus there are fall decorations like leaves and pumpkins to make things even prettier around the house, both inside and out.
- Speaking of outside, everything out there is gorgeous. Summer flowers like zinnias and dahlias are still going strong, at least until we have a hard frost, plus the leaves are turning and the cranberries are being harvested. It’s an explosion of color not just in my yard but every time I get in the car. We don’t get the great swaths of color light they do in New Hampshire and Vermont but we do have our fair share of foliage and it’s often breathtaking.
- Comfort food. After weeks of grilling and eating local vegetables, it’s time for the comforts of meatloaf and mashed potatoes, chili and corn bread, beef stew and homemade sourdough bread. There’s nothing like the smell of a pot roast or chicken in the oven and that warms the house as much as the first fire in the wood stove . . . which generally comes some time in October.
Do you love October, too? Tell me why in the comments! And, if you wrote a post for today, please include a link. Thanks.
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