Monday, October 3, 2011

I love October

I love October.  It's my favorite month of the year!

There are lots of good things that happen in October.  My sister's birthday.  My birthday.  My parents anniversary.  Halloween.

All of those are fun.  But really, I love October because of the weather.

I don't enjoy the summer because I don't like being hot.  You can always put more clothes on if it's cold, but there are only so many you can take off if it's hot.  October yields actual fall weather in Texas.  (We hit 100 degrees last week, for presumably the last time this year.)

The trees do change colors here, but sort of instantly.  I have a Bradford Pear tree in my front yard, and it is a gorgeous shade of red for precisely six days in the fall.  Then all those leaves are on my grass instead of the tree.  It's a go-out-of-town-and-you'll-miss-it event.

My air conditioner also enjoys the cooler weather.  It gets about 6 weeks of little work between ridiculously hot weather and weather you might need the heater on for.

The first weekend in October has come and gone, and I intend to savor the remaining four!

1 comment:

  1. I agree whole heartedly with this. I can only imagine the pain that comes from a Texas summer vs. a Utah summer.