Ahhh! My favorite holiday is just about here. Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie...it's an endless buffet of carbs and fat and I'm ready for it! I'll be roasting the bird and baking the pies and hopefully I will be able to recruit my little helpers for everything else. There is one thing I would absolutely love: to be with the rest of our families for this holiday. That's what it's all about. Sharing a meal with the people you love and are thankful for. Then sitting around until it's time to eat some more! Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!!
An unusual November sight! We had cold weather in late September/early October. Apparently cold enough and long enough for an Azalea bloom to think the temperatures now are a signal of spring. It's the only one.
Saturday was "Fall Clean-Up Day" at the Walker household (to the right is a picture of the last of the veggie garden. Most of them went into a chili). Time to dig up the last of the garden produce, cut down the corn stalks, empty the flower containers and dump all of the organics on the compost pile. Oh well. I have to give in sometime. There was not much left that was still living anyway. It was a great year for flowers. I plan to share those pictures later when the cold, north winds sweep down from Canada to bring us ice, snow and freezing temperatures. Later, when we will be grateful for a blast of warm, summer sunshine. For now, I look to what lays ahead. The colors of the autumn leaves, fires out back roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, toasty warm fires inside, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows ( I love hot dogs over a fire!!), Thanksgiving, Christmas. As seasons change and I lament the passing, there is something about the next season to look forward to. Although I believe I could handle living in a warmer climate (how about the Eastern Carribean?), I would miss the seasonal changes. I believe God gives us the changes to keep us appreciative of the blessing that nature is. Each season is a portrait all its own. And I love great art!