"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." ~ L.M. Montgomery.
Or in my case, a Vermont where there are Octobers. The leaves are at peak in Northern Vermont, though a crisp wind tonight will see more leaves underfoot than on trees by morning.
Over the weekend I missed a literary festival in Southern Vermont to spend time with family for celebrations and to drive around gawking at the color. There was apple picking, a beer and (coffee) bean fest, brunch, and this.
The moon tonight is low and near full, and a frosty dew is settling over the yard. The season for folding in. The season for harvest festivals and treasure hunting.
I discovered this vintage Dorrie the Witch book at a harvest festival in a nearby town. Dorrie was a favorite of mine as a child - the delightful illustrations, the mischief, and of course Gink - but the books are no longer in print. I've set to work collecting all the hardcovers, but this one is a paperback so this gem will be showing up in the Etsy shop soon.
Your word this week is brought to you from Dorrie and the Blue Witch:
WAIT! Before you run off to craft your response, I've got a fun announcement. Earlier this week I interviewed the Australian LillyTales about her bookish business, and she's offered a giveaway. I was going to announce a winner tonight, but with all the family events I didn't get a chance to get the word out to all of you, so I'm extending the giveaway until NEXT Monday. Go check out the interview and the details of the giveaway here.