For me, Thanksgiving has one more meaning. It is an end to autumn. I am always very thankful for autumn and all its glories. It is the most colorful and scent filled season, from the parade of colors on the trees to harvest time's bounty to forest woods magical show of toadstools.
I am sad to say goodbye to autumn 2008 but look forward to the new autumn of next year. We enjoyed our Thanksgiving meal last night and I put some symbols of autumn's bounty on our dinner table.
I am looking forward to winter and hope like a little girl would for some snow days. I started my holiday decorating now. With my next entry, I will start sharing some of the festive corners of my home.
I hope you also had a wonderful autumn and are excited for the upcoming holidays?
"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