I think this is my favorite month of the year. I love the cooler temps; the fat, orange pumpkins and striped gourds; the pots of yellow, rust, white, and maroon mums; the leaves that haven't yet but will soon start their transformation from green to gold, orange, and red. I love biting into crisp, juicy apples or spooning up a bowl of warm, spicy apple crisp. I love putting on a snuggly sweatshirt or wrapping up in a cozy fleeze or afghan. October brings the State Fair and Ken's Corn Maze and living history days. It also has the promise of Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner.