Hello October

© By Tom (tomWYO@aol.com)

Hello October, welcome again
Hello October and I do not frown.
Sunny days and cools nights I feel,
The lull before turkey time.

Up here way up high,
The leaves are daily blowing away.
The golds, yellows and the orange
Floating, wafting to the ground.

Hello October, welcome again,
No more mowing or weeding for me.
Snow on the mountains I do see,
Soon it will be all over the yard.

Frost we have already seen,
But the roses continue to bloom.
But soon October, a big freeze I will see,
And all will become wintry brown.

Typical October In Northern Georgia

© By Frannie (Frannie516@comcast.net)

45 degrees in the morning (light a fire) and 85 in the afternoon (turn on the air conditioning).

Sweet smell of burning leaves.

Abundant displays of orange, gold and red flowers.

Leaves still green but starting to droop.

Hummingbirds still here, but won't be long until they head further south.

Robins still splashing in the birdbath.

Skeeters still biting.

Hello October

© By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)

Hello October!
For you we've been yearning,
To wear new school clothes,
Young hearts are burning.

F is for "Football"
C for Cotton Candy,
B is for "burnished"
But all fall colors dandy.

Cheerleaders catapulting,
Waving their pompoms
Crowds jumping and cheering,
Like Indians with tomtoms.

No more blistering summer heat,
Jeans and sweats fill the bill,
Bonfire smoke and barbecue folks,
And snow just over the hill.

Hello October

© By Sharon (Sunyskys1943@aol.com)

She bought candy at the store
Lots and lots more
For the kids on Halloween
Gum drops chocolate and jelly bean
She ate the chocolate the night before

Hello October

© By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@msn.com)

October, who can resist your rustic charm?
Your frosty breath signals the coming winter's first alarm.

Early morn brings hazy fog and frosty scenes.
Birds are hidden away in brush and bush still lulled by summer's dreams.

Over the meadow a quiet hush gives way to noonday sun.
Out come the birds for some autumn fun.

Leaves are looking as if baked to a crunchy brown,
While others wear a golden crown.

Momma warns to wear a jacket as to school they go,
But children shed them homeward bound with books in tow.

Carmel apples and pumpkins are now in stores.
And Indian corn adorns our doors.

Soon we'll have colds, flu and other ills as winter encroaches its icy fingers on our throats,
And we'll look forward to the songbird's of spring with their lilting notes.

Hello October (A second one)

© By Tom (tomWYO@aol.com)

October does say to me,
Have a glass of cider,
Get out that old winter coat,
And enjoy the changing season.

Crunch an apple from the tree,
Juice dripping from your chin.
Look for “cimmons’ since it frosted,
Possums a waddling in the orchard.

Foot ball games galore,
Smoke from chimney’s now a streaming.
Ice on the water bucket,
Geese a-honking and a-flying.

October is that time of year,
Time for change
Time to slow down.
Time to stop and think.

How was your summer,
Did you tour,
Or did you work, get things done.
Look up and a thank you say.

Hello October (A second one)

© By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)

Chrysanthemums bloom in the hot October noon,
Straw wreaths and scare crows galore.
Pumpkins arrive piling high to the sky,
Ballerinas and Supermen at the door.

Skeletons dance from here to France,
Hershey's and Brach's making money,
Bees seem to freeze in a bunch on the trees,
So no one will rob them their honey.

Color abounds and marching band sounds,
Kids pulling hoods round their heads,
All is pepped up and frisky like pups,
And seniors stock up on their meds.



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Little Owl

Lefty Loosey, Righty Tighty


My September Prayer

Eddie And The Baby Bunny

Apples (9 Authors)

September Morn (10 Authors)


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