Friday, November 1, 2019

November Is Here, Once Again

Another October, my favorite month of the year, is in the books and November is here, once again.  November is equally as lovely, though, with its fallen leaves underfoot, freshly barren trees, and colder temperatures. It's my birthday month (11th), and that sweetest of holidays, Thanksgiving.

Our Halloween was cozy and low-key. It rained most of the day, and they were predicting some heavy storms including a tornado watch. But in our area things never seemed to develop much past a slow, steady rain and I thought perhaps it had by-passed us altogether. However according to the news this morning, it was just our part of town that escaped the damage, as many are without power and apparently the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed due to downed trees.

Aside from taking the girls trick or treating, we've celebrated Halloween the same way for years, with Frito Pie, Root Beer (we prefer Stewart's but I've had a hard time finding it lately) and cupcakes (not shown). We share our meal in the family room while watching It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and The Ghost And Mr. Chicken.  If you've never seen The Ghost And Mr. Chicken, I highly recommend it!  It's a great movie that the whole family can enjoy! Don Knotts has a number  of movies that we love, but since I am thinking about bringing back, The Old Movie Review ( a popular post from my previous blog), I'll save them for another time. I'm also going be thinking towards Thanksgiving beginning next week, and tomorrow I'll be wrapping my series, A Perfect Day, combining Afternoon and Evening into one post. I have so many other things I want to share with you, but for now I'll leave you with another favorite poem that I hope you'll enjoy.

November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries,
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,

And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket,
And frost by the gate.

The first burn,

And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest,
Until next spring.

- Clyde Watson

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Anonymous said...

Did you mention Frito Pie???? Now that takes me back to my TX roots. We LOVE Frito Pie! What a fun tradition to serve it on Halloween.

I love the photo of the old house at the top of your post. Beautiful.


Kimberly Lottman said...

Yes, Texans like their Frito Pie! I realized when I wrote this post that so many of our Autumn traditions involve Frito Pie. We always have it on the Autumn Equnox (usually the for the first time since the previous Autumn/Winter), and then always on Halloween. The thing I love about having it traditionally for Halloween is the ease! in the girls younger days when they went trick or treating, I would just make it in the crock pot and have all the toppings and Fritos ready and waiting for when we got home and it made dinner after a long day easy. But then once I did it for several years it became a tradition that we all looked forward too. The picture at the top is one I saw while we were on vacation, and right now I can't even remember where, seems like it was on our way to Floyd. :)