"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
- L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
The red-head knew whereof she spoke. October brings the amazing dance of leaves as trees begin to shed their beauty and slip into sleep, to be awakened next Spring. The light is a bit more intense, as it is lower, and we have lost a half an hour of daylight since the Equinox already.
October in Nova Scotia is one of my favourite times. As Thoreau said, "I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion”. The uncrowdedness makes our fair Province so special.
Covid still ravages the planet, but we here are about as safe as one can be. That means that we as Nova Scotians have the unique ability to travel around a bit and take in the October in our own backyard.
And then record it in images to be shared and appreciated.