Moody skies, crisp temperatures, strong winds
Deep blues, golds, browns and reds
Month of contrasts, re-found joy
Thick socks, toques, slow-cooked stews
Walking quickly, warming up.
Spotting blossoms on tenacious plants
refusing to succumb to killer frosts.
Tease of hauntings, whispering ghosts.
Creaking trees and burning wood.