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Today begins November.
The month of excitement and dread.
The month where you look forward to the holidays, but dread the darkness that winter brings.
We have less than a week 'til we set our clocks back.
But only 23 days until Thanksgiving and all the sweet, delicious pies.
November, I've got high hopes for you.  So don't let me down.

I saw the lovely arch
Of rainbow span the sky,
The gold sun burning
As the rain swept by.

-   Elizabeth Coatsworth, November


City Girl Chicago November 1, 2011 at 7:36 AM  

Beautiful post ~ this let me pause for a second and realize it is a new month! :)

Kyla November 1, 2011 at 8:15 AM  

What a beautiful little poem! I'm excited for November...And especially Thanksgiving :)

Samantha Chu Ramage. November 1, 2011 at 8:29 AM  

the month of excitement and dread! how well put!


Tang November 1, 2011 at 8:57 AM  

Happy November! To lots of good times. :)

Mal November 1, 2011 at 9:14 AM  

I can't believe it's already November!

Gloria November 1, 2011 at 9:19 AM  

Happy November! I still can't quite believe the year's almost over!

rooth November 1, 2011 at 9:37 AM  

I have high hopes for November as well - Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday!

Stephanie November 1, 2011 at 10:07 AM  

I have high hopes too. I cannot believe it's already November!!! Thanksgiving is my absolute fave holiday, though, so I'm super excited! :)

Jenny in Ohio November 1, 2011 at 10:55 AM  

It's my birthday month! So it's always been good for me. :)

Punctuation Mark November 1, 2011 at 10:59 AM  

lovely images... happy november!

jen November 1, 2011 at 11:09 AM  

this post is so sweet. perfect for the 1st of the month.

life spelled jen

Leslie November 1, 2011 at 11:29 AM  

I have high hopes for November too! Love the pictures and thoughtful words.

Huckleberry Creative November 1, 2011 at 11:46 AM  

I have high hopes for November too; I love Thanksgiving so much!

Maggie November 1, 2011 at 11:49 AM  

Wonderful post! love the photos and your flashy NOVEMBER!

Mandy Crandell November 1, 2011 at 2:57 PM  

I totally forgot about the clocks! I hate that.!/MandyCrandell

rebecca November 1, 2011 at 2:58 PM  

November =winter. blah!!

Stephanie November 1, 2011 at 2:58 PM  

I definitely have high hopes for November too! Here's to seeing how it goes!

Catherine @ The Spring November 1, 2011 at 5:20 PM  

Here here to the high hopes... although I'm just gearing up for summer rather than bunkering down fir winter... if you get chilly, stop by for some bright blue sky and palm trees!

(although it's your shots that have me envious right now! Fall is beautiful)

Catherine @ The Spring (in Brisbane)

Jessica November 1, 2011 at 7:24 PM  

I can't wait for Thanksgiving - it's my favorite holiday! Bring on November!

If you have a few minutes, I'm giving away a $50 NOVICA gift card.

alli/hooray November 1, 2011 at 9:13 PM  

Happy November! Definitely excitement & dread - last few months of the year are my absolute favorite, but I'm not ready yet for the long winter that follows!

Silver Strands November 1, 2011 at 10:54 PM  

Such a perfect post! Well written and beautiful. Thanks :)

Lindsay [rookie's nest] November 2, 2011 at 5:23 AM  

It's sooo true isn't it - the month of hope and dread. Hope November treats you well!

M November 4, 2011 at 6:39 AM  

yes! love this post! I love November - its my favorite month! To celebrate this first weekend in November we are going to an apple harvest and wine tasting!

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