I'm always a little sad in October. Personally, it's a bad month for me, but the changing weather seems to reinforce my emotions. Just when I accept the chill that brings winter air, it's replaced by a tease of warm weather, and has me hoping that the long, cold months really won't happen this year. But as soon as my mind is firmly rooted in this thought, an icy rain greets me.
I look for signs that summer will stay. I see them in my glass mushroom garden:
Especially when the sun starts shining:
But just then, I see it. The signs of autumn. There, on my favorite glass sculpture, is a leaf:
In the corner, even more evidence. This is where I keep my glass works in progress. The leaves push their way in, reminding me that I don't have much time left to finish them. In a few short weeks, I won't be able to work on them at all.
In looking at the forecast, it looks like autumn is here:
The weather channel actually has a button you can hit for "love" or "ugh." (Guess which one I hit?)