Friday, November 1, 2013

Hunker down! November is upon us!

"Now in November, the leaves spread a cloth of gold and red on the ground.  The open fields take on a cinnamon tone and the wild blackberry canes in the swamp are frosted purple.  The colors fade slowly to sober hues.  The rain falls with determination in long leaden lines, and when it stops, water drips from the eaves."

Gladys Taber
"The Best Of Stillmeadow"
November can be a tricky month...  Nature is really settling down now, for a long winter's nap.  All of last Season, is being blown away, matting under foot, or completely harvested.  -sigh-

 Come the rains, the gray skies, the wind, the rather gloomy outlook.

 Sooooooooooooo, it's best to hunker down inside.  Make your own nest, as warm and cozy and comfy as you can.  Have a fire in the fireplace...  Lots of throws around, to put over one's knees, or wrap one's self in...  Some knitting beside your favorite chair...  Along with lovely books to pick up...  Pretty candles, warmly scented, if one's nose will allow scent in the home...

 Something baking in the oven....  Something bubbling on top of the stove...  Something slowly cooking, in the Crock Pot...

Warmth...  Comfort...  Coziness...  These we seek, when November rolls around.

Please share your own plans, for keeping the Nov. doldrums at bay...  :-)

"I am excessively fond of a cottage;
there is always so much comfort,
so much elegance about them."
~Jane Austin


Sylvia said...

Great post Tessa. The photo's are so inviting, makes me want to come right in and sit down with a cup of tea. Oh I am sipping a cup of English Breakfast tea, it's raining and I am going to cozy up and be lazy today.(After I finish the wash)

Hugs, Sylvia

Marilyn said...

Oh yes, baking sweet goodies that fragrance the air and candles too. Quilts placed around to tuck into with a good book. Those are all favorite things of the approaching cold weather.

Gayla said...

Oh, how very, very cozy! I love your posts... Gladys Taber is my Mom's favorite! I see so many beautiful touches. Happy November.

Beth P said...

Yes indeedy doo November is most certainly here! Brrrrrrrr! :D I love the photos - they made me feel like I was home :D One thing girlfriend, don't... DO NOT, absolutely no way, nada, nein, nix change your blog background and header for a while! I LOVE IT!!!
Hugs and enjoy the rest of the weekend...
P.S. I have to ask, where did you get the gorgeous red check background? I've been looking FOREVER for a black and white one! :D