Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Ode to October

by Leigh


Oh October...how happy I am to see you!  You bring with you glorious evenings and beautifully colored leaves. The humidity of summer has given way to a crispness in the morning and evening air. I take in a deep breath and am revived.....renewed....alive....happy!



Evening walk and golf ball hunts on the golf course happen more often now thanks to you October. We can run and play with our friends instead of being cooped up inside being entertained by computers and television. Nature hunts prove to be much more fruitful when looking for fallen leaves, pinecones and acorns.


Spending time as a family is so much more enjoyable when we can be outdoors in wide open spaces listening to the cicadas and watching the Monarchs make their way south.  


We can see the little signs of what's to come when we look closely. Pumpkins start popping up on front porches.......mums bursting in shades of yellow, orange and red......chili simmering on the stove.......cardigans, hoodies and jeans are moved to the front of the closet. Now don't get me wrong, summer was a blast this year. Lots of time was spent at the pool splashing in the water, diving off the diving board and mom enjoying a club special poolside. But Autumn, and especially you October, bring a whole new vibe. We feel cozy and festive and there is an abundance of family activities to look forward to.


And did I mention your lovely light?  that warm glow and beautiful sunsets.  Yes October...you have stolen my heart.  I only hope that the days go by slowly and we can enjoy each and every one.

*** Just another friendly reminder that we have extended our giveaway to all of our awesome friends here, until October 4. It's super easy . . . just follow this link to get the details for entering. You even get a choice of door #1 or door #2 for your gift, AND don't forget to mark your photos in flickr with "FOL Giveaway" for them to count (yes, by all means go back and tag them, go now!).




13 comments:

kelly said...

october is great month to be an okie that is for sure! love these beautiful,light-filled images leigh. and you've perfectly described everything i love about fall.

stephmull said...

I LOVE october too....fall is definitely my favorite season, for all the reasons you mention! Gorgeous photos! Makes me want to get outside and capture that lovely light!

Dotti said...

I can 'feel' October in these photos! So pretty and they do look like fond memories being created. Yes, there is really something special about the light in October.

terriporter said...

So happy to see October finally arrive and your photos make me even happier! You have captured the essence of October in them. Even though it is still in the 90s here, our nights and mornings are cooling down and giving us a break from the summer heat, which is always welcome! Can't wait to get out and capture some of the beautiful fall light.

CarolHart said...

You have captured the essence of Fall in your beautiful images! Like everyone else, October is my favorite month and Autumn my favorite season. Thank you for sharing your love for this lovely time of year.

Kim Stevens said...

Such gorgeous shots of the light this time of year...I'm so loving the one of the shadows as it looks like you all are crossing over on a fallen tree! They just finally have opened back up my sunrise spot...even the sunrise is better this time of year.

Sarah Huizenga said...

Love September and October. Agree about that wonderful golden light.

gina said...

Gorgeous autumn images....you've captured the beautiful light so well.

Barb said...

The lighting is wonderful as are the subjects you've chosen. Enjoy the season!

sherrygaley said...

I mentioned your wonderful ode to October post on my blog just now, Leigh, as well as the giveaway. I am dang determined to up my chances of having one of those beautiful posters to hang in my house! http://sherrygaley.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/the-pyrotechnics-of-a-new-autumn/ It just does my heart good to be in the company of so many autumn lovers...

Kelly said...

The light is magic this time of month. Love that photo with the kids shadows!

Roxi -Coppercurls Designs said...

Awesome pics! Really love the shadow shot.

Cathy H. said...

Gorgeous fall photos! I'm still waiting for those crisp mornings and fresh air!!

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