Hello, October. I've been waiting for you. Waiting for a certain shift of the light, waiting for temperatures to drop just a little. But not too much.
You are the perfect month, allowing me to work outside without freezing. At least, I'm hoping you will be lovely, keeping winter away for a while longer. Your sweet-tempered days allow me to trim bushes, plant bulbs, and enjoy the garden's final show. As sweater weather approaches, I still have time to play.
I went pumpkin shopping yesterday, and now I'm heading out into the bright sunshine to drink in the afternoon. Wherever you are, I wish you joy and a happy October 1st.