Friday, November 7, 2008

A Nod to November

~ November ~
What a beautiful start we have had to this month. The weather has been glorious - sunny blue skies with warm daytime temperatures and cool, crisp nights. It seems this has been a good year for the color change. Every time I am out and about I am blown away by the gorgeous shades of red, orange, yellow and russet on the trees.

This sugar maple is near the top of my driveway. I have been waiting patiently for it to start changing colors. It is finally beginning to put on it's autumn finery. I look forward to seeing it change completely.

We have to enjoy this fabulous show before it's too late.

Soon we will be too busy planning turkey dinners and we all know that is just the start of the truly busy time of the year.

The other day I stopped at the Good Will and found this book about Thanksgiving.

It's really old.

And full of cute little Thanksgiving facts and stories.

It looks like the kind of book that would best be enjoyed snuggled under a warm blanket while sipping a cup of tea, spiced cider or hot cocoa. Maybe even a big rainstorm outside would be nice.

We haven't even made plans for Thanksgiving yet . . . for now, I can read and dream.

Is there a better smelling candle for this time of year?
Thanks so much for all of your comments on my guest room post. My sister and I had a nice visit. We spent a lot of time with my Mom and still found time for some shopping, walks, talks & lunches out.


  1. Oh Yes a beautiful time of year.
    Your pictures are beautiful.
    The weather has been unseasonably warm the past few days and today it is in the 70's here in Maryland.
    Glad you and your sister had a nice visit.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Your turkey plate is beautiful! And I really like the cute little pilgrims too. :)

    Many sweet blessings!

  3. After reading about that book I want to snuggle up by the fire with some cocoa and read it, too! I loved your very timely reminder to try and enjoy each precious, beautiful day. With that said, I'm going to do just that:)

  4. I have spent my whole morning tracking in the blog spherem writing comments and now I want you to know that even though at times I don't leave any words...BUT I do drop by.

    You have perfect pictures for my eyes.

    I truly missed the November falls that I used to enjoy when living in England for fours and a year short stint in West Berlin... Oh how I missed the walks in the woods... in Leeds and the Western European unforgettable sceneries.

  5. I love that book - even if I didn't find it interesting, I'd have bought it for the cover. We hardly have any leaves left on our trees - enjoy yours! Barbara

  6. Hello there, thank you for your lovely comment on my blog...I hope you'll visit again!

    I'm glad you got some time with your sister, but I wish it had been in happier circumstances. I hope your Mom is doing better today.

    love, Tina :)

  7. Kim that platter and little Pilgrim couple are so cute and what a neat find with the book. Yankee Candles can't be beat. I have one burning all the time if I'm home.

    I'm glad you had a good visit with your sister and now relax and enjoy the weekend.


  8. Hi Kim
    The colors this year seem to be better then ever here in NC! Iam constantly snapping pictures of them everywhere I go! What a sweet book about Thanksgiving.
    Hope youhave a good weekend.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  9. What very beautiful colours, the trees are so lovely at this time of year.
    Thank you for your visit.

  10. I love your fall pictures! That is so funny because yesterday I took my camera outside and started snapping pictures of all our fallen leaves and all the glorious colors. We are having a gorgeous fall this year. I LOVE Thanksgiving! I love that families gather across America to thank the Lord! Your new book is wonderful!

    Hugs, Sharon

  11. What a lovely old book. You were lucky to find that one. So glad you had a nice visit with your sister. I bet she loved her room. Enjoy the season! Twyla

  12. Hi Kim,
    The color is beautiful this time of year. Your pictures are great.

    Love the Thanksgiving book. What a nice read for in front of the fire.


  13. Kim,

    That little book looks like quite a treasure.

    Everything looks so festive and fall like.


  14. Beautiful post! Thanks for your prayers concerning my hubby. All seems to be going well.

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  16. I really love the show that tree had put on!!! Glad we didn't miss it! That Thanksgiving book is very cool. Make sure you head on over to my blog because there's an award waiting for you there!

  17. I love old books too and what beautiful fall pics also!! our leaves are almost all gone, so it was nice to see, I just adore fall! Thanks for sharing such pretty photos!

    ~ Hugs ~ Cynthia


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