October has always been my favorite month. Followed by March. Growing up, in New Orleans, those two months sandwiched in the only cool/cold months of the year. Usually, too, by October some Hurricane system had either hit the city or brought gusty winds that blew summer right out. A somewhat safe period of time arrives in October…and there will be harvests and festivals.
When The Moon Turns Orange
I love the crispness of October
watching the leaves turn gold
caught in the wind.
even the moon turns orange
and the stars dance golden
across the sky.
(Painting Rest in Harvest by William Bouguereau (1865)