October is the "opal month,"
the jewel of the year.
Now flaming sunsets, skies so blue,
and gorgeous leaves appear.
The tints and shades of color bright,
all red and gold and green,
And loaded wagons from the farms
with yellow corn are seen.
The Master's hand is shown this month
in colors rich and rare;
No painter ever vied with Him;
none with Him can compare.
"He has made everything beautiful in its time." Ecclesiastes 3:11
Poem taken from The Finch First Reader by Adelaide Victoria Finch