“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” ~ Jim Bishop
November is the month of my birthday. Which means it’s the time of year I purchase some special things I’ve wished for throughout the year. I usually add a few pieces to my wardrobe, buy a few kitchen gadgets, sometimes add a new piece of jewelry. Overall, it’s my month to do (or not do :-)) and get something special.
I know this sounds crazy but this year I purchased some very sturdy scaffolding. We are do-it-yourselfers and those extension ladders make me dizzy.
Plus, I needed some peace of mind. I am tired of holding my breath and nearly passing out when my husband or son-in-law climb to clean or paint the upper level of our home.
I know. A strange purchase. It was expensive and kind of blew my birthday budget but it’s truly what I wanted.
However, I still managed to secure some bling—but not the jewelry kind.
As autumn progresses in my part of the world, November emerges as the month of gold. It’s the bling I wish and wait for all year-long. It’s as if the trees wish me a big, happy birthday. The celebration goes on as they glitter and glimmer the whole month. It’s a nice, warm welcome to another year of life.
So I’d like to say thank you to my lovely tree friends for all the abundant bling. I feel dressed to the nines another year and now I’m ready to face winter.
November is truly a great month for a birthday.
P.S. I would be remiss if I did not recognize two other “friends” who said good-bye this month. The last hydrangea and yellow rose. Thank you so much for lending your beauty one last time. See you next year!
“In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus
I enjoyed the November Bling at these places, too. Thought I’d share.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light
Posted by SimplySage on November 30, 2013
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is error, truth;
Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek To be consoled as to console; To be understood as to understand; To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive; It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
~ prayer attributed to St. Francis of Assissi
This is my grown-up Thanksgiving Wish. How about you?
Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Posted by SimplySage on November 29, 2013
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” ~ Emily Bronte
“Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
“Autumn is the second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~ Albert Camus
“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence
“Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers
Posted by SimplySage on November 16, 2013