The allocated colour for October is chocolate brown - as declared on Colour Me Happy.
I see the connection. Chestnuts, tree bark, the supple suede of gloves, the velvety brown of espresso on a sleepy October morning.
But there is so many other colours to this month, I cannot help but show what comes before the colour of bare tree trunks and mulch takes over.
This is the view that greets me every time I emerge from my street - I love how the flaming blood red of that trailing plant beautifies the bleak boxy building, don't you?
This time last year there were already lots of snow on the ground. I'm enjoying the colours this year while they last - the unifying white is sure to come soon!