Monday, October 1, 2012

Welcome, October

 October is...the month of glory, of ripeness. It is the picture-month. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

The scarlet of maples can shake me like a cry
of bugles going by. And my lonely spirit thrills
to see the frosty asters like smoke upon the hills.
- William Bliss Carman


 Youth is like spring, an over-praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.
- Samuel Butler

 She had only to stand in the orchard, to put her hand on a little crab tree and look up at the apples,
to make you feel the goodness of planting and tending and harvesting at last.
- Willa Cather

Your threshing will continue until grape harvest and the grape harvest will continue until planting, and you will eat all the food you want and live in safety in your land. ~Leviticus 26:5