Autumn Daze

Amesbury, MA Church

Amesbury, MA Church

October is the month of pumpkins, pink ribbons, and costumes. It is the month of spectacular azure skies on Cape Cod. The air is crisp; you can smell apples ripening. It’s invigorating, causing you to wash curtains and windows. The roses are still blooming, while bittersweet is turning orange. It’s the month to hike with less chance of bugs biting. It’s still warm enough to lunch al fresco. And at night, the heavens lower the stars and up their twinkle, so you want to reach up and grab one. It’s a wonderful time to be on Cape Cod.

It’s a great month to shop. (I don’t do windows). There are lovely artsy shops all over the Cape, and now that the crowds are gone, it’s a delight to go through the stores before the frantic holiday buying.

I’m not a cook, but something about October fills me with the desire to make stew and chili. Maybe carry a tray to the TV, and nosh, wearing our jeans and sweatshirts for a change.

All of New England lights up with color this month. Inland frosts have already painted the trees. Even with the leaf-peepers, the road traffic is workable, and it’s a great time to travel.

Wear your pink ribbon—donate if you’re so inclined—put on your hiking shoes, or fill up a suitcase and hit the road. Or just sit on your deck and enjoy this wonderful month.


About Gerri

I'm in my second career. Besides raising my beautiful family, worked as RN. Now I'm a novelist. Have completed five novels and working on my sixth. Way more fun than nursing! Happy hubby and neurotic cat hang out with me.

Posted on October 13, 2014, in On Cape Cod and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Lyrical description! Sometimes we need to be reminded of the joys of changing seasons!

  2. Fabulous Ger! I was right there with you! ❤

  3. You made me wish I were there !!!! Lovely bit of writing, Geri.

    Always look forward to your posts. Leaving for VB on Monday.

    Will gaze wistfully at your now-occupied-by-someone-else house

    and will look forward to 2015 when we can meet again. XXOO

  4. “The heavens lower their stars and up their twinkle.” How poetic! Nice!

  5. So wonderful! I can smell the chili and the apples now!!

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