I have been reminded this year, the first we have spent in this house in October, that October is the golden month. As the leaves change from green through yellows, reds and orange, the very atmosphere changes. Every sunny day the back yard just glows with the colour.
As we slip into the last day of the month, the golden colours remain, though the leaves are fewer and fewer. It's as if the air glows with a yellow or orange hue.
You can take the process apart and understand the chemistry, but what I see is simply beauty.
I think part of it this year is our new, very small back yard. The trees are so close along the back of the yard that the leaves seem to wrap right around you..
That's my impression of October, the golden month.