Au Revoir October

“October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Good morning, dear friends.  Wow, it is hard to believe we are telling October ~ ‘Au Revoir.’  It is always a bit sad for me to tell her goodbye, as it seems the holidays immediately follow and they are also gone too quickly.  But before we worry about the holidays, let’s remember October.  

“I spot the hills with yellow balls in autumn.  I light the prairie cornfields orange with tawny gold clusters and I am called pumpkins.  On the last day of October, when dusk is fallen, children join hands and circle around me singing ghost songs and love to the harvest moon.  I am a jack-o’-lantern with terrible teeth and the children know I am fooling.” ~ Carl Sandburg, “Theme in Yellow”

Pumpkins always make me smile.  Perhaps, I think of all the goodness which comes from them, and the smiles they bring to children’s faces when carved and all aglow.  

We stack them by our front doors.

And, pile them in chairs. 

barbieyeida: “Pumpkin Custard Tart ”

But most of all, we bake them into the most scrumptious dessert ~ pumpkin pie.  Just in case you don’t have a favorite pumpkin pie recipe, my grandmother’s recipe is listed at the end of this post.  The orange juice and zest make it quite special.

“The poetry of the earth is never dead.” ~ John Keats

When I see the geese flying in their perfect ‘V formation’ and hear them honking their goodbye, it is my sign October has come to the end.

It is time to make our homes extra cozy, for ourselves and those we love.

The ‘spoiled ones’ always seem to occupy the comfiest spots in our homes.  The space you created just for you and your latest book, now taken over by the James Brothers ~ Frank and Jesse.

But, before we say goodbye to the beautiful month of October, let us tuck away some of her magnificent beauty in our hearts and remember the words of Lucy Maud Montgomery…”I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

 

I do hope you have enjoyed your visit this morning, and this finds you ~ “Serene with the serenity of October,”~ Renée Vivien

 

Wishing you a most wonderful day!

Au Revoir,

Sandra

 

Belle’s Pumpkin Pie

 

Note:  Images ~ (Via Tumblr) Unless otherwise stated, I do not claim ownership of these photos. These photos are the work of tremendously talented people and I simply compiled them for your enjoyment

 

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Louise Stronach
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What a perfect ode to October and Autumn, thank you Sandra. Belle’s recipe is appreciated.🧡

Brenda @ It\'s A Beautiful Life
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Another lovely post. Saying goodbye to October surely is bittersweet. I’m especially taken with the photos of the vee of the geese at sunset … and those two sweet kitty cats in their purry place.

My mom used to make the most delicious pumpkin chiffon pie — I haven’t made it in years. Might be time to try something new … like your grandmother’s recipe. It sounds quite lovely.

Wishing you a beautiful day…
Brenda xox

Shirley @Housepitality Designs
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So many beautiful images of Fall and the two cutest cats!

Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
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Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

You find the best quotes and most beautiful photos to share. October is a favorite month of mine, but luckily we are having a late autumn, so get to enjoy it a little longer.

Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
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Oh how I wish October would last a little longer! You have shared such beautiful images and words this morning. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week, sweet friend!

Pam Richardson
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Sandra, it seems that I am always running behind visiting with you. But on this very gloomy and perhaps stormy day, this post is so gorgeous! Every image that you have chosen so tells the story of October. I could jump into any of these photos and feel happy. I am so glad I live in a world of October’s. Thank you for spreading beauty into our sometimes ugly world. Blessings and Happy November my friend!

ps Thanks for the recipe, I love pumpkin pie!

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