October 1st, the first day of my favourite month! The air crisp, long shadows in the day with slanting beams of sunshine, the skies orange & ash gray at twilight and Halloween just around the corner!
Ray Bradbury, the patron-saint of autumn, writes about Halloween: "Night came out from under each tree and spread ...The wind nested in each tree, prowled the sidewalks in invisible treads like unseen cats....Anyone could see that the wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness took on a special feel because it was All Hallows Eve. Everything seemed cut from soft black velvet or gold or orange velvet. Smoke panted up out of a thousand chimneys like the plumes of funeral parades...." JLS