From Autumn We Amble Toward Thanksgiving?

Autumn trees take my breath away every year. In 2021, they’re particularly beautiful due to warm days and cold nights. Scroll down for the poem they inspired. A few of my favorite maple photos from Tuesday:

Two Maples Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

Leaf litter may be my favorite kind to be strewn on the ground. (fruit is good too, unless it’s ginko…)

Red Maple Leaves Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

“Good morning star shine, the earth says hello. You twinkle above us, we twinkle below…” –Godspell musical

Red Maple Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

I have gathered leaves I thought were so pretty, but if I forget to press them in a book, they curl and turn to dust.

Leaf Close Up Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

Bundled Up to Gaze at You

Brisk walks, parkas, apple cider

Canada’s flag waving from stout trees

Maple, maple, maple!

Check out our style

Autumn’s best dressed

Ladies in red, and yellow, and green.

–Rebecca Cuningham, 5 November 2021

The air smells like autumn, cold with a touch of decomposing leaves. In the distance we can hear the call; gobble, gobble, gobble. Thanksgiving arrives in three weeks. I would not disturb these wild birds, of course!

Turkey pair Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

To which November celebrations do you look forward?

Thank you for joining me on this walk. Have an excellent day.

¡Olé! –Rebecca

This post celebrates Six Word Saturday.


Rebecca Cuningham

49 thoughts on “From Autumn We Amble Toward Thanksgiving?

  1. Bonfire Night on 5th November of course! It’s my daughter’s birthday too. She was meant to be a Hallowe’en baby, but started as she meant to go on – late. Lovely words and pictures here Rebecca.

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    1. Thanks for your comments, Margaret. How nice that the government splurges for fireworks every year for your daughter’s birthday. ; ) We would make that joke for my friend born 4 July. Our child was born several days late as well. Happy they were healthy and not too early. : )

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  2. Autumn is certainly the most-colorful season of the year! I look forward to Thanksgiving and the overall holidays in November and onwards; I hope you have a wonderful upcoming holiday season!

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  3. We’ve just had Bonfire night here. It has its own traditional poem:

    Remember, remember, the 5th of November,
    Gunpowder, treason and plot.
    I see no reason
    Why gunpowder treason
    Should ever be forgot.

    Hubby & I were invited to a local village celebration, complete with huge bonfire, a burning effigy (the Guy) and lots and lots of fireworks. Plus hot soup and beers!
    I was surprised that they had a guy as he is often left out these days, as we are actually burning Guy Fawkes (a catholic terrorist). But this village decided to go against the trend. I felt guilty, but it was such a link to my childhood where every family made their own Guy and burnt him.

    Now it is just the rapid slide into Christmas for us…….

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  4. Your mention of ginkgos reminds me of the awful smell of a ginkgo-shaded lane at my husband’s college. Funny! Ginkgos are lovely to look at, but I’d advise anyone buying ginkgos to put the females somewhere that people don’t often walk!

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    1. Gosh, I sure agree about ginkgos. We have three female trees in a row on our side of the block. The leaves are pretty, but the fruit is putrid. On my walks, I cross the street to avoid the horrible smell and getting any on my shoes to take home! 🤢

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