Today I'm thinking out loud about October - and what a magical month it is. I have this thing for watching the leaves turn. Thank goodness we live in a state where about mid month something magical can happen with the trees.
If you pay attention, you will notice that slowly the leaves will start to turn from the green they have been all summer to these rich tones of red, orange and yellow. When the wind blows, they gently leave the branch and meander to the ground in this enchanting way. I love it!
This year I've planned a family vacation in southern Missouri. We've rented a cabin that sits on the Niangua River and is surrounded by trees. Every day I say a little prayer that our timing is just right for seeing the leaves at the height of their fall glory.
The Martha Stewart in me wants the weekend to be perfect. But even if the weather doesn't cooperate 100 percent and the leaves aren't at their peak, it will still be wonderful to have my parents, husband, son and daughter-in-law together for the weekend.
Want to hear a random fun fact about October that has nothing to do with the leaves? Well, there are more US Presidents that have been born in the month of October than in any other month. Six former presidents blow out their birthday candles in October: John Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Chester A. Arthur, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight David Eisenhower and Jimmy Carter. As a matter of fact, today (October 1) is Jimmy Carter's birthday. Happy birthday, Jimmy!
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