November has arrived in the Midwest

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November

All freezes again — among the branches, winds whispering a prayer of renewal. 

November silently sneaks up on us, catching our senses by surprise.  Brisk cold mornings followed by shortened days.  Outside autumn leaves reveal a familiar landscape of beauty and calmness. Inside, glowing amber fires allow a sense of warmth and relaxation.

November….summed up best below.

“How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.

 At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow.”
–   Elsie N. Brady, Leaves

 

 

 

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