"Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest."
~ Henry Van Dyke

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Welcome October!

Ah...October! What a pretty month it is. It is time for the earth to give us a parade of colors. Mother Nature's last show before she sets the earth to sleep only to awaken in spring and start its rich blooming once again. I go out each day to see what progress the trees in the area have made. It is joy to watch the reds develop on the road leading up to our house. A little farther is a row of trees turning brightly to orange.

"Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."

~ Elizabeth Lawrence



My wreath is hung awaiting your knock on my door during this favorite season. I will welcome you in with a cup of hot apple cider and we can enjoy all the things that make this a special time of year.


"October's the month
When the smallest breeze
Gives us a shower
Of autumn leaves.
Bonfires and pumpkins,
Leaves sailing down -
October is red
And golden and brown."

~ Can Teach Songs


Can you take some time out to join me? I would love to hear what your favorite things about October are?


Words of writer's and poets long gone never grow old when it comes to singing autumn's praises and some of the greatest words ever written are those of a favorite author of mine...


"The gilding of the Indian summer mellowed the pastures far and wide.
The russet woods stood ripe to be stripped, but were yet full of leaf.
The purple of heath-bloom, faded but not withered, tinged the hills...
Fieldhead gardens bore the seal of gentle decay; ... its time of
flowers and even of fruit was over."

~ Charlotte Brontë

12 comments:

Fluitenkruid said...

Mooie teksten en de deur ziet er uit als een plaatje met die mooie krans en omlijsting van blauwe regen. Jammer dat ie niet groen blijft.
Groetjes Jannet

Nancy said...

I see you decided on one of your favorites, Charlotte Bronte. Not a surprise. I love the trees changing best of all. It is very cold here in Ohio today. We started the day at 35 degrees with frost. I think your wreath is really pretty.
Love you, Mom
PS: Can't come right now to have cider with you, too many treatments.

Rhonda in OK said...

Hello Heidi
I am so glad I finally found time to sit and visit with you at your blog.
The wreath on your banner is so pretty!

My favorite thing about autumn is the cooler temperatures that just seem to re-new my energy levels after the hot summer.

Did you remember I made a bunch of stuffed pumpkins like yours last year? Mine were mostly black and white, anyway, almost all of them are living at Nina's this season and she is so happy with them. She put many of them in a basket and others are one the tops of some big candlesticks.

If I could, I would come knock on your door :)

Tracy said...

Hi, Heidi! Great to stop back and see this lovely wreath you've made...you've made the entrance to your home so inviting. I'd love to be walking up and knocking on your door... tea and chat would be lovely... Great to dream! ;o) Happy weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

Elizabethd said...

Your doorway looks delightful, and what a pretty wreath. You have inspired me to do something Autumny for our front door!

Brigitta said...

Wat een schitteren kransen, zowel die op je deur, als die met al die kleine pakjes. Ooit wil ik die ook nog eens maken (ooit hahaha)
Ik hou van de geur van de herfst, het veranderen van de kleuren, de kastanjes en beukenootjes die je kunt vinden. De kaarsjes die weer aangaan, de warme wintersiroop van lessini. Ja, ik hou echt wel van de herfst.
Fijn weekend and a big hug!!!
Brigitta

Riet said...

Hallo Heid1. Dank je wel voor je bezoek aan mijn blog. Wat heb je schitterende kransen gemaakt. Allebei.
GRoeten van Riet

Saskia said...

Hi,
The fall is one of my most favorit times of the year.
My 'smelly'candles are already burning in the evening. A big cup of tea and my dutch/usa blocks to quilt, is my perfect way to spent some time..!
I love to come knock on your door, but i think it's gona be next wednesday that i can do that.
And I'm counting down, to go to Houston....

shirley said...

Heidi, Love the wreath on your banner and on your door. It really makes one feel welcomed. October is a wonderful month for me as my youngest sister was born October 5th. I was a happy seven year old when my best friend arrived. Other favorite things are falling leaves of many colors, pumpkins, and of course wearing my wool sweaters that way a ton and keep me so warm. Enjoy the fall and the harvest moon.

shirley said...

Ops..meant to write my sweaters weigh a ton..sorry

Anonymous said...

Greetings to you,
I was lucky enough to find your blog while doing a random web search in regards to quilts.
Autumn has always been my favorite time of year, the first sighting of red, orange and yellow leaves still makes my heart soar, the aroma of wood smoke scenting the air from nearby fireplaces, and the endless pile of freshly raked leaves. Mother Natures aromatherapy.

Sonja said...

Als ik niet meer zo veel hoest, klop ik graag bij je aan op deze uitnodigende deur!! Vind het altijd weer gezellig en inspirerend om je te ontmoeten!