Saturday, November 03, 2012

Autumn Memories

The sun hangs just a little lower in the sky today. A cool wind whistles through the trees and around the corner of the little white house in the valley. The air is crisper, cleaner even, with just a hint of a bite to it as it swirls the leaves around me. But still the sun shines on adding just enough warmth to my body. Sweet inviting hickory smoke hangs in the air from the neighbor’s chimneys. I sit in the rocker on the porch watching colors drop from the trees until the wind grabs them dancing them across the sky—a whirling dervish of red, orange, gold and brown. Some engage in a slow waltz, others an almost frantic tribal dance. At the end of her long day, the sun dips behind the mountain top adding her own reds, oranges and golds to God’s canvas. The night’s chill starts to creep in as I wrap my sweater tightly around me, not yet willing give up on the day. Soon, familiar sounds of rattling dishes and irresistible smells of Mama’s beef stew beckon me. I thank God for this beautiful autumn day and join my blessed family. Tomorrow I’ll receive another beautiful gift from God.

~~This is a repost of an old entry.  Autumn is my most favorite season and this fully embodies my feelings.  I just felt led to share it today. 

Thankfulness November 1, 2 and 3

Thankfulness.  November is the time we really think of what we are thank for because of Thanksgiving coming up.  I generally try to post something I'm thankful for each day of November.  I'm a little behind so I'll get caught up.

November 1, I am thankful for a a warm house to come home to on a chilly, breezy day.  As much as I love the chill and bite of the Autumn air, it is nice to know I can come home and snuggle under a warm blanket and be safe and secure.  So many people don't have that especially now in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

November 2, I am thankful for Scott trying .....  and LIKING Chick-Fil-A nuggets!  He has always said he didn't like them.  That night coming home from hockey, he and Dad stopped and Dad convinced him to try them saying he only had to eat 4.  Well, he ate 7!!!!  And told me they were "really good!!"  This may sound trivial but for a VERY picky boy who had virtually no appetite, this was HUGE!!

November 3, I am thankful for NC Forestry Service Ranger Mike Huffman who led an awesome program at our local Educational State Forest for our WEBELO Scouts and Girl Scouts  today!  He was entertaining, kept the kids engaged and taught us ALL so much about the forest!  It was a beautiful day to be outside and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit and our hike with Ranger Mike!

And lastly, this is my 200th post!  I'm very honored for it to be a Thankfulness post!  Please, I'd love to have comments of what YOU were thankful for today!