Monday, October 01, 2007

Octobering

October is my favorite month of the year. Perhaps it's because my birthday falls in the middle of the month and I equate this time with cherished celebrations. But there are so many reasons to love October.

It's a time for pumpkins and leaves, crisp weather and blue skies. It's scarecrows and corn stalks, haybales and milo fields. It's football games and hot chocolate, sweaters and brilliant sunsets. And it's memories of rosy-cheeked days, hooded jackets and warm little hands in mine.

This photo from 13 Octobers ago lives in my heart as laughter echoes from a wooden eagle's nest and soars through golden leaves. How fleeting were those childhood days and how very precious. Yet in my mind's eye they are still 5 and 2 with nary a care, a backyard of fun and a day filled with Octobering.

5 comments:

Mike said...

October is my fave also. love the weather and colors. Oh....and Happy 29th birthday in advance. :-)

My Kid's Mom said...

October is my favorite month, too - and your picture brought a smile to my face because it reminds me of my kids when they were that age!

I'm sorry this took so long - but thank you for your recent supportive comment at my blog. I appreciated it very much.

Macromoments said...

Lori, what a beautiful photo and a precious memory! October is my favorite month of fall, too. Here in the Northwest, our scenic byways will be exploding with color in the next ten days or so. They reach a peak later this month. Definitely a photography month!

KellyGirl said...

oh I love love love October too!!!

alan said...

The days when they loved to play in the piles of leaves I had raked up seem long ago and yet like yesterday...

May your birthday be as wonderful as you are!

alan