Late November



Over the river and through the woods

Trot fast my dapple gray.

Spring over the ground

Like a hunting hound
On this Thanksgiving Day, Hey!
Over the river and through the woods
Now Grandmother’s face I spy.
Hurrah for the fun,
Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie.”

– English folksong, It’s Raining, It’s Pouring









“When the trees their summer splendor

Change to raiment red and gold,

When the summer moon turns mellow,

And the nights are getting cold;
When the squirrels hide their acorns,
And the woodchucks disappear;
Then we know that it is autumn,
Loveliest season of the year.”

– Carol L. Riser, Autumn

November 27, 2009
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