How can you not love the month of October? Usually, our area starts to experience cooler, crisper mornings. The trees, provided we have had good rainfall in late summer, turn beautiful, vibrant colors that remind us all of the beauty of nature. The crunch of fallen leaves introduces an excitement about the last quarter of the calendar year and the upcoming holiday season. Local cities, towns and the county host fall or harvest festivals; everyone is picking apples, decorating with corn stalks or getting their pumpkin spice flavored drink on. And for those who celebrate, we round out the month with Halloween, trick-or-treat and haunted tours.