October Words

Like the savory aroma of homemade soup on the stove, certain words make me hungry for the fall season.  I call them my October words.  Here are a few of them:  colored leaves, apple cider, sweaters, plaid, pumpkins, fall festivals, blessings, juicy apples, acorns, pine cones, hay bales, crisp weather, pumpkin pie with whip cream, fuzzy slippers, freshly baked cookies, and flickering candles.


” Crisp Fall”

Recently, I saw this quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald,  “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

“Autumn, the year’s last lovliest smile.”  Unsure who penned those words, but I like them.

“Autumn Smile”

Warm colors of red, orange, and gold seem cozy now that summer’s heat is a memory.  Anne, the main character in Lucy Montgomery’s book, Anne of Green Gables, said of October, ” I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”  I agree with Anne.  October is a wonderful month.

“Basket of Apples”

What are your “October words?”  If you would like to see more seasonal images, check out my website at http://www.stephaniehalstead.com.  Thank you for taking “A Second Look”.


Artistry in the Forest

Autumn-RoadIt was early morning when the artist invited me into his studio.  He had combined reds, corals, yellows, oranges, greens, blacks and browns in his work.  His art took my breath away!  God is the master artist.

As mentioned in my previous post, it has been a dream of mine to go somewhere in the Fall, so I can see multiple trees with colored leaves.

Well, God granted me my heart’s desire in early November.

Sharing this adventure with my husband, my sister and brother and their spouses made it a very special time.

Hope you enjoy these images from North Carolina.

Thanks for taking “A Second Look”.