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October has arrived and with it the fall season of cooler days. Soon the hills and gardens will be covered with a light dusting of frost. Leaves change colors to red, russet, and gold and will cover the ground like a soft carpet. During fall days with misty rain the fog will slowly roll across the valleys and smoke from the wood stoves will curl and float away.
The Ozarks are so beautiful during the fall. It is time to think about baking pumpkin pies and spice breads. The home is made ready for cooler night and quilts and blankets are added to the beds. Doors are open during the day to enjoy the cooler fresh air, but are closed early in the evening to keep out the cold night air. Outdoor walks or drives down old country roads and creeks remind us that the season only lasts a few weeks before the much colder days of winter arrive.
Our lives are easier with the central air and heat that provide a controlled constant temperature. We still enjoy bundling up and sitting on the porch of Ava Place and drinking hot chocolate or coffee to chase the chill. Activities of painting class, group reading, exercise and games are enjoyed during the week.
Music provided by Girdner Church and the Traveling Strings were enjoyed this week. It is always nice to have them in our home.