Hello October! On this first day of October, which makes me feel like autumn is really here. Even in Southern California, fall seems to be arriving. The mornings and evenings have a special chill in the air. What I know for sure is that change is inevitable. This time of the year it is not only probable, but it is also palpable. For as long as I can remember, fall has been my favorite season. I love the leaves, the color, the smells, early darkening evenings (no idea why I like this!), the temperatures…all of it!
In Southern California, we don’t have the same fall that I experienced in the Midwest, but the Silver Lining is that I have a new and heightened sensitivity to the changes that fall brings to California.
Below are some of my favorite autumn musings. Hope that you will take the time to enjoy the magic of this time of the year!
October is a symphony of permanence and change.
~Bonaro W. Overstreet
Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.
~William Cullen Bryant
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
* Image via Tumblr.