Fall continues to unroll in my neighborhood like an endless, crimson magic carpet. We are fully into our October leaf display — a month late. I can never remember what alchemy of temperature and moisture is supposed to produce the best fall color on our maples, oaks and walnuts, but surely something went right earlier this year.

In late November the outdoors here is normally gray and brown, a reminder that winter is definitely just around the corner. I like all this color around me even if it´s a bit odd. And although we´ve had a few light freezes, my roses are still blooming like mad. Their late, optimistic buds and fragrant blossoms are decorating my Thanksgiving table today. Yesterday I clipped the last of the lavender, still blooming along the side of the house, to tuck into my linen closet.

I am thankful. I am thankful for all of you. I hope you have a lovely day today. I plan to indulge in our magnificent holiday ritual – baking pies this morning, consuming 4,000 calories this afternoon, and falling asleep in front of the television, my eyes levered shut by massive doses of turkey and assorted carbohydrates.

On Monday I´ll be reviewing some of the other things I´m thankful for, returned to me in my Weird Bottle Swap. I hope to see you then.

fall leaves:

  • Lucy says:

    I am many times thankful for my life, gorgeous fall color and for Patty, March, Lee & Bryan and everyone who contributes to this site! Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Rita says:

    I still have daisies and blooms on my hibiscus! My garden is strangely colorful for this time of year, things that are usually gone by October are still going strong, my Dahlias made it until about a week ago. I drove to Asheville, NC yesterday and the mountains are just magnificent, we haven’t had such colors in the fall in several years!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all, I’m thankful for each and every one of you! I hope everyone his having a wonderful day!

    And March, when I said I’d send your package today I somehow wasn’t thinking about the holiday, duh. But you’ll get you goodies soon enough!

  • tmp00 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Posse People! :d

  • Camille says:

    I’m thankful for this site and everyone on it.

    Hope you all have a wonderful holiday, full of good food, the love of friends and family, and plenty to be thankful for.:x

  • Divalano says:

    I baked cranberry cheesecake last night & my bf baked a sweet potato pie. We’ll have a quiet supper alone, cornish hens, and then later friends will come over for dessert, hot spiced cider & movies. It’s one of my very favorite holidays. Wishing everyone a delicious, happy one.

  • rosarita says:

    While my husband and I don’t celebrate in a traditional feast, I am VERY thankful for finding all of you this past year! Having a place to celebrate my obse-err, hobby, is such a treat, and I have learned SO much. The deep pleasure that results from all these delicious scents is truly life enhancing. Enjoy your day, however you spend it.:x

  • Patty says:

    xoxo, love you too!

  • ReneeM says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all and safe traveling!

  • Louise says:

    Thanks to all for so much fun and reflection and adventure!

    Happy and safe holiday to you.

    March-can’t you do better than 4,000 calories-that’s barely 2 days of gym work?

  • chayaruchama says:

    Bless you all, March, Patty, Leo, Bryan-
    And all the rest of us.
    Enjoy your loved ones, your sacred space, and your gluttony !
    I’ll be your twin in Southie….

    Love to all.

  • Lee says:

    I love being a part of this often daft place. Thank you for letting me in, everyone (and yes, I know the door was open and you couldn’t do anything about it…). Enjoy your food, company, light and laughter, all: I’m working, but I might eat a sweet potato or two tonight.:d

  • Gail S says:

    And Happy Thanksgiving to you March! Also to everyone else out there reading my favorite blog in the world!

  • Maria says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Posse writers and readers, fragrance friends for whom I’m very grateful!

    Fragrant hugs from where a lot is still in bloom and leaves are just going brown if they’re deciduous. ūüėģ

  • Christine says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Posse! And to its readers!

    It’s my favorite holiday of them. Best wishes to all of you.

    And March, isn’t the Northeast finally fall-like? Thank goodness, I was beginning to worry the leaves would go from green to colorless crisps on the ground with nothing in between. Hope you enjoy the holiday.

  • Joan says:

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE. I wish you all a warm & love filled

    day with friends and family.