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: naturemoms.com