“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ― John Steinbeck
“May and October, the best-smelling months? I’ll make a case for December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon.” ― Lisa Kleypas
“I was born on the night of Samhain, when the barrier between the worlds is whisper-thin and when magic, old magic, sings its heady and sweet song to anyone who cares to hear it.” ― Carolyn MacCullough
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Happy October! It still feels like summer down here in Texas after an unseasonably warm September. I’m hopeful for cooler days by Halloween though… Until then, I’ll live vicariously through these images (and a short trip to New York to enjoy some chillier temps). I decorated the home with some amazing pale pink Porcelain Doll Pumpkins from the local grocery store. At the end of the season, the flesh will make pumpkin soup and the rind will go into our compost.… // Continue reading.
And all at once, summer collapsed into fall. – Oscar Wilde
Well — not quite yet in Texas but I can dream… For now, I’ll start incorporating oranges and muted browns in the home, add the stray pumpkin here and there, and spend afternoons with a hot cup of chai and cookies…