“October had tremendous possibility. The summer’s oppressive heat was a distant memory, and the golden leaves promised a world full of beautiful adventures. They made me believe in miracles.”
Sarah Guillory, Reclaimed

My miracle in October was the morning my daughter agreed to put on her Halloween garden princess dress to play at a particular spot along the river. We drive along the river on the way to preschool so I’ve been admiring the morning light along this stretch for three years now but I’ve never stopped. And it was SO worth the whole 87 seconds she cooperated.


October this year felt like a long glorious bridge from the last sunny warmth to the first foggy frosts. I think we enjoyed the loveliest weather I can recall having in an October; the cool morning mist gave way to warm afternoon sun nearly everyday. We celebrated the last harvests for the year, visiting pumpkin patches and corn mazes.


Best of all as usual was getting into the woods to hike and bask in the yellows and golds. The kids collect leaves like flowers, happy to be allowed to make all the bouquets their hearts desire, unlike flower season when they can look but not touch anywhere but home.

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Thank you for looking and please continue to Katie Woodard Photography for her amazing free-lensed work of October.