The calendar says it is October...the thermometer says it is August or
early September, with temps in the 80s.
I was in the middle of complaining that it is going to be quite warm again today,
as I prefer crisp and cool fall days,
when I stopped...
did a U-turn...
and thanked God that our streets are not slippery from ice and snow,
that I am able to see the beauty of the fall leaves,
that I can hear the crunch of the leaves as someone walks by our house,
that we had a great time on Sunday as our JEMS picked Jack-Be-Little Pumpkins from our garden,
that our windows are open to the breeze and sunshine,
that I see and hear the squirrels gathering nuts for winter right outside my window,
that it doesn't matter if there are weeds in the gardens anymore,
that October brings...
apples for cider and pie,
the leaves true colors,
ducks and geese flying south...
you get the idea.
October is here, and I am so thankful, Lord!
We really did have a good time collecting the pumpkins; Maya is just trying not to smile!
(last 3 photos from My Heart's Home and Garden)