I also want to share a few pieces of art from the Tate museum that capture the light and colors of this favorite month of mine.
This 1935 Eliot Hodgkins oil painting is called "October."
Below is "Carrying Corn," by Ford Maddox Brown, 1893. To my American readers, corn here means grain in general, not the particular grain that we call corn.
"Autumn in the Mountains," a tempera painting by Adrian Stokes, which was first exhibited in 1903, is like nowhere I've actually been. The blues and yellows are the blues and yellows of lowland Octobers distilled to perfect clarity and brilliance in thin pure air, exhilarating and cold.
And then we return to the softer colors and fragrant fruits of lower, cultivated ground. George Lance, "The Autumn Gift," 1834.