The whole day was easy, quiet, and relaxing. We raked leaves, took Ginger for a couple of walks, and watched movies. The weather was perfect--chilly first thing in the morning, warm and sunny throughout the afternoon, then cold again once the sun went down. I tried to capture the nice weather in pictures, taken at the park and in our backyard:
|The trees at the park still have lots of green, since they are mostly oak and pine|
|Our blueberry bushes are just now getting their autumn color.|
|A young tree in our backyard, one of my favorites.|
|I love the mixed red and green colors.|
Autumn is a long, slow season here in the south. Although our leaf change is well past it's peak, there is still plenty of lingering color to enjoy . It's also really nice to have such perfect temperatures and sunny skies so late in the year!
I'm really glad I spent Thanksgiving quietly enjoying it all, instead of doing what so many women do: stressing out, driving long distances, cooking/cleaning/entertaining for hours, and then finally overeating lots of heavy food. I actually had the time (and energy!) to look around and appreciate all the things I have to be thankful for. It was a nice way to kick off the busy holiday season, too.