Black Friday

sunrise112715Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Things were relatively quiet here as we had the ”’short” version…6 instead of 10.  (small family!)  But we ate enough for 10. The weather was wonderful…on the warm side and no snow like last year  Now we begin leftovers which in our opinion are as good as the main feast.

So, on Black Friday morning, the sun rose beautifully red (cloudy now at 4PM) and it was a day off.  No shopping or crowd fighting…just puttering around, putting up a small tree on the front porch and a good long nap.  Tonight a friend and I will go out for coffee and catch up on what our turkey day was like.

This weekend, Advent begins.  And we move toward Christmas for us – Hanukkah, Milad un Nabi,  or Kwanzaa for our other friends.  And for the most part, the wish for Peace on Earth is present to the majority of people.

May it be so.

Back to standard time

Did you all enjoy the extra hour of sleep last night?  I celebrated by staying up an hour later.  Had a good day where  got out to a couple of places for photos…now, at 4:45 the outside light is growing dim.  The shorter days are really coming in.

P1270793-1GLIt started out as a very gray day but I decided to go out anyway, and then the sun came out.  It is on the warm side for the beginning of November and the humidity made for a bit of a haze for just a while.  In some places, the trees are bare and in other places, they are still green!  It has been an odd fall i that you will see dull or no color, then turn a corner and…color!

collins 2 GLBut it won’t be long before we have no leaves, and things will be on the very dull side until the first clinging snowfall.  I am always a bit sad to see the color leave but I guess it makes us appreciate every season just a little bit more.  It is also time to start thinking about Thanksgiving.  And then Christmas.

Where DID the time go?