I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
--Lucy Maud Montgomery
Yesterday and today, the sun returned to the Shire
after an absence of several days.
It felt wonderful to see bright blue skies
and fluffy white clouds over and above us.
There's nothing more beautiful than red and gold leaves
against a cerulean blue background.
And the temperatures are a little warmer this fall
than last year--and that always makes me happy.
I would say that warm nights are one of the best parts about living in the South.
And tonight, like last night, the clear skies
allowed the moon to shine like a pearl and the stars to twinkle.
There were just enough wispy clouds gliding across the moon
to give it an air of mystery.
October nights are filled with moonlight and wood smoke
and the rustle of wind through the trees.
I like to hear the chirping of blackbirds as they settle into the trees for the night,
and sometimes the whistle of a train as it moves through the distance.