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.