Sunday Thoughts ~ Fleeting October

“In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October, when the trees are bare to the mild heavens, and the red leaves bestrew the road, and you can feel the breath of winter morning and evening, ~ no days so calm, so tenderly solemn, and with such a reverent meekness in the air.” ~Alexander Smith, An Essay on an Old Subject
Good morning, my friends.  It is hard to imagine today is the last Sunday of glorious October, but it is.  I hope you have enjoyed this beautiful month and made many sweet memories. 

“O’er the hills and far away, I spent my hours admiring the golds and ambers of October’s ripe deliciousness. Who’d of thought such bright skies and balmy air would greet us in such a manner that we might believe we were staring at the commencement of spring! I must be careful not to grumble as these rare pleasantries shall help to sail me comfortably into winter.” ~ Freya Turrill

“October is the month for painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes ‘round the world. As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting. October is its sunset sky; November the later twilight.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

And so,… “Sweet summer is again a memory, And lyric April a lost fairy story, This is the season of the singing tree, The winding horn of Autumn’s ambient glory.”… ~ Gladys Taber, “Song for October”

Dear friends, wherever this finds you, slow down, bask in the magnificent gifts which abound, and watch the fallen leaves dance.   Enjoy the remaining weeks of autumn.
Know I wish you and yours a beautiful and peaceful day. 
May, “October, baptize you with leaves!…, tuck tiny candy bars in your pockets and carve your smile into a thousand pumpkins.” ~ Rainbow Rowell 





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Pam Richardson

Sandra, the images are magnificent…love the covered bridge with the the church nestled in among the trees. You always choose the most meaningful quotes. I cannot believe this glorious month is almost over. Wishing you a most wonderful Sunday my friend!

Rita C at Panoply

This past week was truly the peak of our October here in the capital city. If the rain and winds don’t strip the leaves in the next few days, October will go out in glorious color. How true, those words from “Song for October” by Gladys Taber! Happy Sunday, Sandra.

bonnie morgan

Thank you Sandra for your inspiring post. I do want to take your advice and slow down and bask in the magnificent gifts which abound.
Lovely quotes and images. Very enjoyable.
Wishing you a lovely week.

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

I love opening my email on Sunday and seeing a link to your post. Beautiful as always.


Such beauty!Thank you for this fabulous post!Blessings!

Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

Sandra, such gorgeous photographs and beautiful quotes for this last Sunday of October. This is my favorite month, and it has gone by way to fast! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, sweet friend!


Sandra, oh! How these images make my heart glad! You have such a way with choosing beauty, both in images and quotes – these are all just beautiful. I cant believe this month is over either, I wish we could stretch out to twice as long! Wishing you a wonderful week, friend! Xo Lidy


“The month for painted leaves.” Truer words never written. This is so very glorious!