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October was a beautiful month at Green Gables, when the birches in the hollow turned as golden as sunshine and the maples behind the orchard were royal crimson and the wild cherry trees along the lane put on the loveliest shades of dark red and bronzy green, while the fields sunned themselves in aftermaths.
Anne revelled in the world of color about her.
"Oh, Marilla," she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn't it? Look at these maple branches. Don't they give you a thrill -- several thrills? I'm going to decorate my room with them."
~ from Anne of Green Gables,
written by L. M. Montgomery
I agree wholeheartedly with Anne -- I'm SO glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. I've decided in the last few years that this is my favorite month. (Though I like all the seasons and months!) I love the beautiful colors everywhere, the crunchy leaves underfoot, the delicious foods we eat this month (at our house we eat all kinds of dishes made with pumpkins or apples, along with chili and different kinds of soups), our tradition of apple-picking, and, of course, anything to do with Halloween! How about you -- do you agree with Anne?