Welcome to October!
I love October.
It means, with a little luck, the 90 degree days and high humidity
will be fewer and farther apart and maybe we will see 60 degree mornings.
Here's a little information about my favorite month:
October's birth flowers are the cosmos and the calendula or marigold.
Cosmos is a symbol of joy in life and love and of peace.
The calendula (aka garden, English, or pot marigold) represents
winning grace, grief, or chagrin in the language of flowers.
The October birthstone is the opal, which symbolizes faithfulness and confidence.
October 9 is Leif Eriksson Day.
October 10 is Columbus Day in the U.S., which is always observed on the second Monday in October.
October 10 also brings Thanksgiving for my Canadian friends.
Wrapping up the month is Halloween (All Hallows Eve) on October 313st.
October's full Moon, the Fall Hunter's Moon, occurs on the 16th.
It also means that I decorate for Halloween.
I have a theory about living on the Gulf Coast.
We go nuts decorating during the fall.
We don't get to enjoy the beautiful colors of fall,
so we have to make our own!
I've had the ghost for many years .. too many to count!
I like the old-fashioned, 50s looking, plastic decorations.
This year I added Hazel the Witch.
I'm all ready to enjoy October, Halloween and Pumpkins!
Speaking of Pumpkins:
It is Pumpkin time at Trader Joes.
And, last but not least:
I admit it.
I'm hooked on Fixer Upper on HGTV.
I just keep watching no matter how many times I might have seen the episode.
This is the latest news -- they have a magazine.
It will hit the newsstands on October 11.
I'll be one of those in line!