October! My Favorite!

Jillian here. October is my favorite month of the year. I’ve always loved it. When we lived in Virginia when I was in elementary school, we’d always drive up Skyline Drive in October to get pumpkins and fresh, cold apple cider—there was nothing like that fresh taste and Florida has nothing to compare with it. Not many leaves change color here—a few trees do- like maples— but most are evergreens like pine. I love the look of bare trees in the twilight of mornings or dusk as well as in the fog. Some trees here have leaves one day and are naked the next.

Why I love October: Orange is my favorite color, the smell of smoke in the air always brings back memories of fall leaf burning, pumpkins, Halloween is fun, and the new baking shows with the fall themes are delightful to watch (not so delightful for my cravings for chocolate though) 😀And it cools off a bit here—most years, it’s low 80s at beginning of the month and 70s by end of month.

Lat year, for NaNoWriMo, I wrote a story that was inspired by my great grandmother’s name and her tombstone. Weirdly, her tombstone has her names in the wrong order which is kind of wild—I can only imagine they didn’t have the money to fix it when it was made incorrectly. I’ve always loved her first name. Her name (in the correct order) was Sophronia Neal Akers Richardson. The story I wrote is a ghost story/mystery. I turned in the edits this week, so I hope to have it out soon. It will be published under my other name as my mysteries are under that name to keep them separate from the romance-driven tales.

Happy October to all. Get out and enjoy some reds, oranges, fall scents and even some ghosties!

Gnarly pumpkin I bought —so wicked looking

8 responses to “October! My Favorite!

  1. I like October, it’s my birthday month. All things fall are colorful. And it has a scent all it’s own. Cool looking pumpkin. Happy release day will look forward to seeing it out there.

  2. As expected, I bury myself (Halloween pun not intended) in the sand during October. I love the weather, not the ghost and gouls sentiment. But I applaud those who do. Love your month! You’ve earned it.

  3. I try really hard to like October as DH loves it and waxes lyrical about the colours of the leaves etc while we’re out on walks. But I’m a summer baby and am already yearning for spring 🙂 Halloween is fun though, especially all the spooky things. Can’t wait to read your new story. Love ghost tales. And isn’t your great grandmother’s name wonderful?

    • Glad your hubby loves fall like me– and I like spring too–We get so much hot here for so long, it’s hard for me to love summer, but I like it for a while. LOL! I truly enjoy all the seasons- and even rain! And I do love a good Halloween costume! Not gore, but fun ones! and a bit of spooky.

  4. The only thing I love about October is the beautiful colours nature gives us. It’s a sad month for many reasons for me, mainly it means saying goodbye to the warm weather which I love as I hate the cold and snow. Looking forward to reading your story, love a spooky story. Enjoy October. 🙂

    • The colors are absolutely amazing and I know they must really speak to your painter’s heart. Take joy in those and before you know it, it’ll be warm again!! Hope you like my story if you read it. 🙂

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