October's here. This is where the whole holiday season craze begins, and thinking about Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas and all the other seasonal stuff is enough to stress me out, but I'm not going there today. Even though we're still enjoying warm, sunny days, there's no denying that autumn is here. The days are getting shorter, the nights cooler, and it just feels like fall.
I love living in a part of the world that offers such distinct and dramatic seasons. A part of me is happily anticipating all things fall - blowing leaves & crisp frost, hot cider & pumpkins, boots, mittens & cozy sweaters, glowing candles, and the warmth of the fireplace - while another part of me is wistful over the passing of another happy, shiny summer.
And there it is, a random photo sampling of the different joys we find in each season. Note to self: take more pictures in the SPRING...
These changing seasons mark off the passage of time in such a tangible way and today I'm just soaking it all in, the nostalgia of seasons past, and the promise of seasons to come.