|"October Journey," 8 x 10 watercolor, 140 lb d'Arches rough press paper|
When October gets here, I think of Ray Bradbury's The October Country, a collection of Halloweenish mood short stories.
But there's also a different mood. I think of changing and brilliant foliage, of gates opening to a new year, of rural landscapes, of back road journey, of footsteps shuffling through fallen leaves, of crisp air and light.
Thus today's watercolor. Let's go into October Country.
Wow! This merited a poem from my friend and poet Kay Lawson Gilbert of Pennysylvania.
"Soft fall colors and shadows/respiration of memory/the passing of air through my lungs/the perfume of dry grasses and leaves/always the procreant push of the earth." 🍂