Ok, I know I was shocked when September suddenly appeared but I have to admit that I've been so busy with the Fall weddings that I'm stunned it's October already! It seems like it was July just a few days ago.... I love October though, it's one of my favorite months. The pumpkins, falling leaves and cooler temperatures are divine. Here in Virginia, we're enjoying crisp, cool autumn mornings although it's getting too warm for me in the afternoons (it was 85 yesterday!). To savor the essence of fall I baked some pumpkin muffins last night.