Thanksgiving

I know our Canadian SOS sisters and our Canadian readers celebrated this wonderful holiday on October 14 this year, but this is the week for those of us in the US. I love this holiday so much I may start celebrating with y’all in Canada. A week is not long enough. 😊

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Some of the reason I love it is because y’all, it falls in the FALL! And I love Fall. If you follow me on Facebook, or my newsletter or blog, you’ve seen plenty of pictures of beautiful leaves. Most years, I have to share pictures I’ve taken in New England because generally, Texas leaves are okay, but not spectacular. What a difference that early freeze made. Late in October we experienced two hard freezes: 24 and 27 degrees. I know not much compared to where some of you live and it was only for two days, again, not what many of you experience. But for us in North Texas this was record breaking early.

What a blessing this turned out to be. We’ve had one of our best seasons ever for colorful leaves.

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The other thing I love about Thanksgiving is well, it’s about being thankful. Along with “Kindness,” “Gratitude,” as we know from our Sister, Kathryn Jane, is really important, and we should practice it every single day and not just once or twice a year. Below  is where we walk Charley every morning.IMG_2268

No gifts are involved, just wonderful food, and time with friends and family. It is my favorite time of the year.

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I am very thankful for this group, for the friendship with people who for the most part I’ve not met in person, for your support, and for the knowledge and inspiration you share.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all, whenever you celebrate.

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September & Fall

Technically, Fall began on September 21. I’m saying “technically” because in Texas we are still experiencing days in the 90s. Some years, we’ve even hit the 100s. That’s not fun in July, and I really hate it during the fall. But so far this year we’re experiencing a rather mild and wet fall. All the rain is welcome because we had fire scares back in the summer. Nothing like the poor folks in the western part of the country and Canada. Still, scary.

No leaves turning yet. We don’t get color change until late November, sometimes even in December. But oh, I love to see the leaves change. I’m a sucker for all those FB posts that show the glorious colors. You know I’m a fan of New England, but one year we went to the northwest, Washington and Oregon, and they have great color, too.

Do you decorate for the seasons? I do, at least for fall. Love pumpkins, and I set them out all over. And of course, leaves. I’m not one of those folks who is happy to see Christmas decorations out already in the stores. That makes me nuts, but yeah, can’t bring out the fall stuff too early. So, I decided to show you some of my favorite fall pictures. I have a lot of these and will get some more next month when we go to Maine, so I may show more for my October post, if we’re lucky and find good color.

MRW iPhone Oct 2104 511 White Mountain Resort in New Hampshire, the first place we stayed when visiting New England.

MRW iPhone Oct 2011 080Stowe, VT. It was a warmer fall than usual and we had to drive all the way north to find color.

MRW iPhone Oct 2011 095 Deerfied, MA has a huge number of old homes with people still living in them. I used this house as a prototype for the heroin’s rental in VERMONT ESCAPE

RGW phone Oct 2011 126 The entry of the Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, VT also used in VERMONT ESCAPE. Whenever my family decides to go to Hawaii for Christmas, I’m going to stay in this lovely inn. 

MRW iPhone Oct 2104 513 This gorgeous color makes me smile. It’s also Vermont.

 MRW iPhone Oct 2013 060 The Library in Boothbay Harobr, Maine was a prototype for one  in ACT OF TRUST. 

Are you nuts about Fall or does some other season make you crazy happy? Don’t these pictures make you want to schedule a fall vacation to New England as soon as possible? Love to hear from you.

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