Carpe October

Posted by Ken Campbell October 4, 2011 0 Comment 688 views

In case the late sunrises and cooler weather haven’t tipped you off already (and in the event that you don’t own a calendar), October is here. In all its glory. And the rain has once again begun to fall, on the just and the unjust. I am not sure to which camp I belong but, as far as the rain is concerned, it doesn’t matter. I think it was John Steinbeck who said that “One can find so many pains when the rain is falling.”
Of course, it’s not all bad. I’ve got the wood chopped and split, the Packers are 4-0 and Halloween is just around the corner. There are other bright spots too. I’m looking forward to a Rainier climb later this week, as well as a paddle out to Smith Island before the month ends. Maybe a couple of other quick forays into the autumn outdoors will get on the docket while I’m at it…
Seize October. Grab it with both hands and give it a big, fat hug. Squeeze it until it drops its treasures. There will be time enough for indoor lethargies later.

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