Autumn~Day 3

Autumn is a wonderful season to watch unfold.  I love the crispness in the air, the glorious colors of the leaves, and the harvest.

“The thankful

receiver

bears a plentiful

harvest.”

~William Blake

Each year, our family has always looked forward to apple picking; a tradition that both my daughters extended with their families.  This past fall, I went to visit my sister in the Shenandoah Valley and we went apple picking.  When I came home with my apples, I had enough for 18 jars of Apple Butter to enjoy through the winter!

As my scene progresses into this season, you can see I’ve focused on the harvest.  The leaves on the trees are turning a bit and there are bushel baskets and a wheel barrow full of apples.

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November 2015

Over the River and Through the Woods…

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For me, November is the start of the holidays. The air has a chill, the trees still have some color, pots of flowering Kale have replaced fading perennials, and squirrels are aflutter gathering acorns for the winter. All of the sudden, Thanksgiving quickly approaches at the end of the month. Some of my fondest memories will always be of helping my mother prepare Thanksgiving dinner in November.

I chose Birch trees as my focal point of this month’s calendar. In every home we’ve lived in, I’ve made sure to plant a cluster of Birch trees – they’re one of my favorites. The leaves turn a beautiful golden yellow as autumn sets in. In front of the stonewall, the Birch trees have created a welcoming entrance to my Grandmother’s house. I hope this calendar brings back warm autumn memories for you as well.

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