Hello, dear friends, I hope that you survived
'Fright Night' with no 'tricks' and a few treats!
We were treated to this spooky scene over Mt. Rainier
right before dark, after several days of
beautiful October sunshine.
But the best treat was a visit from this
little Trick or Treater, my little Grandson.
Can you believe he is already
taking his first steps?
Luckily I had some treats on hand! :)
And treat bags to take home.
I stamped the bags and added creepy spider fasteners.
I also baked chicken pot pie for dinner,
as the little family was hungry after
their night out visiting some very special treaters.
This morning I woke up to a change in the weather,
this first day of sweet November.
Sweet November is one of my favorite movies,
starring Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves.
Yes, it is slightly cheezy, but I love the actors,
the setting, (especially Charlize's darling apt.
and all her wonderful scarves)
and the sweet romance.
I'm a die-hard romantic - I admit it.
I like to put on my rose-colored glasses
once in a while.
Life can be hard and not always pretty,
it's true, but I am always seeking the
silver lining in those dark clouds.
One of my favorite things about November
are the falling leaves.
There is nothing more magical than
standing under golden trees as falling leaves
swirl and twirl all around you.
I thought of these things as I prepared my morning
coffee, standing in front of my kitchen window.
There is something to love in every season,
and sweet November gives us Thanksgiving, of course,
and all those things that go along with it.
Gratitude, family, delicious gatherings.
Things like candlelight reflected on the best
silver and crystal (if you are so blessed),
or the soft glow of ironstone and pressed glass :)
Fine linens are something else to celebrate,
and even if you don't host the full holiday dinner,
why not bring them out and enjoy them with your tea?
As I took my morning walk to retrieve the newspaper
at the driveway gate, I reflected further on what
makes November so sweet......
with thick haloes of breath.
Warm, cozy flannels
and soft, cuddly sweaters.
Crisp, clear nights full of shimmering stars.
Thick winter coats on ponies and dogs.
The mysteries of fog.
Reading under warm, layered quilts,
long into the night.
Kicking through leaves in tawny landscapes.
Hot coffee with whipped cream,
sprinkled with nutmeg or cinnamon,
and a dash of Bailey's if it is really, really cold out :)
Pumpkin Pie for breakfast.
Lamplight glowing from windows
and cozy cafe's.
Baked apples oozing with butter and brown sugar.
Stopping to listen to flocks of migrating geese overhead.
The scent of wood-smoke
curled up in front of the fire.
Butternut squash soup and cranberry nut bread.
Sliced pears and brie on crisp crackers or toast,
drizzled with honey.
Soft carpets of needles
under evergreen trees.
Nature's last brilliance before
winter sets in.
What would you add to the list?
Thank-you for your lovely visits, dear Friends.
I so enjoy your kind and generous comments.
With each one, I get to know you a little bit more.
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