Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October is Here!

Well, it is here! My favourite month of the year. October is the best for so many reasons, it's my birthday month, we celebrate Thanksgiving, you get to dress up for Halloween, it is the height of autumn, you can really start to get cozy and settle in for the coming winter, there are crunchy leaves everywhere, pumpkins and other funny gourds abound, the air becomes a little crisper and you can smell wood fires burning... need I continue?

We ended our September with a trip to Halcyon Hotsprings. Patrick had a gig playing for the Harvest Festival being held there and I decided to come along with Parker. There were various vendors displaying their goods, an apple pie contest (for which I was able to be a judge... mmmm) and a pig roast. We didn't end up eating any of the roast, but we did enjoy looking around and eating apple pie while Patrick played jazz standards with a bass player who came up from Nelson. The weather was beautiful and it was nice to enjoy some of the last warm weather outside surrounded by the changing leaves. I ended up buying a couple of bees wax candles (I can't resist the smell) and a bundle of sunflowers to enjoy for my birthday.

Aren't sunflowers wonderful? They are the perfect way to say 'farewell' to summer and 'welcome' to golden autumn. I am hoping they will last until the weekend when my parents arrive for Thanksgiving. I am really looking forward to the weekend. I have a lot of little things I would like to do before they arrive, however. Luckily they are all fun things, like getting the house ready to welcome them and planning out some decorations for Thanksgiving. I'd also like to find something new and Thanksgiving themed to draw on the chalkboard wall.

How will you be spending your Thanksgiving? 


  1. Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. Yes they say summer but herald fall too.

  2. Robert and I will be visiting family in Kelowna! Can't wait to see Okanagan fall colours!

    PS I love Sunflowers too!

    1. I hope you have fun in Kelowna Carly! It would have been lovely to see you if we were going to Kelowna!


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