Sunday, November 19, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

"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 fires burn

And the kettles sing,

 And Earth sinks to rest,

Until next Spring."

"November" ~ Elizabeth Coatsworth

Colorado certainly has given many photographic opportunities to illustrate this poem

Thanksgiving 2016

In the United States the fourth Thursday of November is celebrated as Thanksgiving Day. Families gather together and give thanks for all the year's blessings before they dine on the bounty of their favorite holiday foods. It has also been a special time for our family, as our daughter was born at the end of November and we always have an ice cream birthday cake for her as part of our dessert selection.   We usually have the grandchildren lead us in saying grace, as they love that honor.

Thanksgiving Day is a wonderful day full of good food and the love of family and friends. I hope you will also have a joyful day, and a year ahead filled with many new blessings to be thankful for!

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

A Long Weekend in Arizona

I was away last week, on a short trip to the beautiful state of Arizona. My husband and I enjoyed visiting our family members that live there, and we were especially excited to meet our niece and nephew-in-law's twin babies for the first time.  (All photo collages will increase in size for easier viewing if clicked on)

We also enjoyed a day visiting the very scenic Superstition Mountains and the Goldfield Ghost Town, which is a replica of an 1890's gold mining town.

We also attended a beautiful moonlit, outdoor wedding and reception. Everything was so perfect! We were happy to share this happy occasion, and we wish the new couple much love and happiness.

We are back in Colorado, where autumn colors have faded and the mountains await their mantles of heavy snow. Ski resorts have opened for the season with the aid of man-made snow, but on the Front Range, the weather has remained mild during the day and frosty at night.  

I've already begun shopping and preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday--how about you?  I host every year and make all the usual favorites.  Busy times are ahead--the best times of the year!

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