I took the photo because it intrigued me. Carolyn saw it and wondered what the story line is for it. I thought about it and here it is.
I really found it interesting that the wind and rain had decided to take the time to decorate the sidewalks. Even more interesting that the sidewalks were striped with a strip of locust leaves and then with water.
It is an announcement.
October, at least in terms of what I think an October is, has arrived.
This morning, when we went out, I felt the chill, a chill that makes me think of a fire in the hearth. That feeling of just enough cold to make one want to don that sweater, preferably wool, and to sit near a slowly burning fire in the fireplace with a good book, getting up periodically to warm my hands.
October, yes, has finally arrived.
I am not sure if it is going to stay, I got the distinct impression that the weather is going to change mid-week and that it will get warm again. Meanwhile, we are getting a taste of autumn.
Today feels like Halloween, Halloween because it usually is blustery with wind and at least a small amount of rain. I always feel bad for the kids as they are trick or treating and that it just isn’t that comfortable, weather-wise. You go outside thinking that you are dressed for the occasion, only to find that you still are chilled, you just aren’t into the routine of dressing warmly enough for the weather that is.
I am thinking that by the time we finally accept the fact that the weather is that of October, that it will in fact be November.