I don’t know what the weather is like in October where you (kind reader) live, but Mother Nature has been kind here in the first month of autumn.
Autumn began September 23 and my last swim in Okanagan lake was September 24. Few brave souls other than my son braved the lake that day.
As the month has progressed, we have felt the colder nights, and the changing colour of the leaves.
Bike riding in the mornings has had to be modified also, I taped over the air flow holes in my bike helmet and wear a face toque on the cooler mornings and gloves for my hands of course.
Still the leaves are beautiful at this time of year, as they turn red or golden. Gradually they fall from the trees and have to be raked up, I will soon have lots of leaves to rake from my cherry and plum trees along with the leaves that blow from elsewhere of course.
This October autumn has been kind, it was too sunny and warm yesterday to wear gloves walking . The signs of change are there, there is snow in the mountain passes already.
No matter, because sometime after the snow falls in this valley, and we endure the long dark days of winter; spring will arrive and along with it the new leaves and the optimism of spring.
I realize I said endure winter but I like winter also. Walks when there is snow on the ground have a special silence, and we have snow shoes, and on a sunny day walking on the snow is a delight.
I do confess that December 23 or so when it’s the longest darkest day, I do a little snoopy dance and think to myself – I’m over the hump! Every day gets longer now!
But right now as I look ahead, I know November will bring frost on the car windows, and I will be remembering how kind weather was in October.
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