October is red and orange and gold.
October is beautiful leaves on the trees and ground, the crunchy sound when you walk on dry ones.
It is football, football, more football and tailgates. It is soccer and rugby and field hockey.
October is recalling that Columbus sailed in 1492 but no longer gets credit for discovering America.
October is juicy apples whose juice runs down your chin, apple pie, apple cobbler, apple dumplings, and applesauce. It is bobbing for apples and trying to bite an apple hanging from a string. And how could I forget: cider, especially warm – bonus: with a splash of rum.
It is pumpkin , pumpkin everything: candles, pie, pancakes, muffins, bread, donuts, cookies, cake, cupcakes, soup, pumpkin spice latte, and roasted pumpkin seeds.
October is take out the jackets and sweaters, maybe even a coat. It is off with the sandals, on with the shoes. Ugh! It is time to turn on the heat.
It is time to figure out the Halloween costumes and buy the Halloween candy, preferably not your favorite so as to avoid temptation.
October is a beautiful sunny day, one of the last warm ones, and you’d better get out there and enjoy it.
October, sadly, is moaning about darkness that creeps up earlier and earlier each day.
October is knowing that probably, if you live in Northern New England, you may see the first snowflakes.
October may be the tenth month, but it’s number one with me.
Dorothy C. Judd. © 2016
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