Friday, November 28, 2008

Goodbye to autumn.....

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


Anonymous said...

What a pretty festive table. Now tapioca sounds like real comfort food ~ the perfect end to a celebratory dinner.

Marie x

Nancy said...

Your table looks beauriful, as always. One thing you said is VERY Iffy. Little Girl, hummmmmmm.
I'm ready to start hunting a flight, I'm missing you.
Love Mom

Tracy said...

Your table is lovely, Heidi...Hope you have a splendid time celebrating! We'll have a little Thanksgiving for two this weekend at our place. I have pumpkin pie ready...mmm...I'm sad to see fall go too. I'm not a winter person...So it's ironic I ended up living in Norway--land of the far north--LOL! But each season does have it's delight. Let us enjoy together! Happy weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Thanks so much for your Thanksgiving wishes over at our place. We wish you a most happy holiday as well! This is our day for getting the Christmas tree and decorating it, so no black Friday for us!! Christmas has begun here! All the best to you!

Tone said...

I saw your comment just now - should have wished you a nice weekend at cranberry cottage!!
I also saw that you wantet a recepie concerning ricecream with red sauce -
Do you have rice for porrige?
You make rice porrige (wholemilk/rice/some sugar) - and when its cold, you whip cream and mix these two together. Put in the fridge.
REd sauce: someone use cherry and make sauce from that, but I prefer raspberry. Its delicious.
But I am sure you can buy a red raspberry sauce for dessert in the shop?
As for fun, - we usually put one single almond (no shell) in the ricecream dessert - the one who gets it (in our family) dont have to participate in tidying up and do the dishes after dinner. It also comes with a prize - normally a marzipan pig...
A lot of norwegians have this as their dessert xmas eve.
Sometimes we have it - but the last ten years we have had homemade cinnamon ice cream, with warm cloudberries in cognac and brown sugar. Quite nice...
hope your weekend at Cranberry cottage is nice for you!
Hugs from Tone

Melissa said...


Your new banner is so pretty, and your Thanksgiving table looks so elegant.


angelasweby said...

What a beautiful poem, heidi. I love your table settings, the colours are so rich and warm. This is definitely one of the most beautiful Seasons.
Hugs, Angela

Dena said...

What a pretty table setting and I loved that poem!!!


Pondside said...

Your table is lovely, Heidi. This time of year really is bittersweet, as we prepare to say goodbye to the old year, but ready ourselves and our homes for the Christmas celebrations.
What a beautiful tribute you wrote to your mother on the previous post!

Susan in SC said...

A beautiful table and a fitting way to say good-bye to autumn.

Sweetie said...

Hi Heidi, Your table is lovely. I don't look forward to winter either. Of course, I would be happy if it were summer all year long. I would like to thank you for the comforting words that you have expressed to me. You always know what to say.

Nancy said...

I just gave you an award tonight.
Love Mom