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Ah November is upon us. Personally I always look forward to November since it’s usually when it really starts to feel like it’s the Fall finally. November 1st is always the day after Halloween so you probably still have a pumpkin and some Halloween Candy left over.
Now it’s time to be a bit more reflective as Thanksgiving and Christmas and the end of the year and then New Year’s are suddenly rapidly approaching.
Enjoy the crisp cold air and settle into November – it’s a leisurely month with Thanksgiving at the end and vacation time coming up both in November and then in December and January. You also get to spend some quality family time for Thanksgiving Dinner and Thanksgiving weekend. So take some long walks with your friends and family. enjoy the colder temperature. Make yourself some nice spiced apple cider and enjoy the Fall traditions like trips to apple orchards, or corn mazes or starting to pick out a Christmas tree. And here are our favorite quotes to remind you about how great November is.
- “The house was very quiet, and the fog—we are in November now—pressed against the windows like an excluded ghost.” ― E.M. Forster, Howards End
- “This November there seems to be nothing to say.”
― Anne Sexton, Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters
- “Welcome sweet November, the season of senses and my favorite month of all.”
― Gregory F. Lenz
- “Dull November brings the blast. Then the leaves are whirling fast.” — Sara Coleridge
- “November at its best – with a sort of delightful menace in the air.”
― Anne Bosworth Greene
- “There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
- “If months were marked by colors, November in New England would be colored gray.” — Madeline M. Kunin
- “Will you forgive me these November days?” ― Anna Akhmatova, Rosary
- “November is usually such a disagreeable month as if the year had suddenly found out she was growing old and could do nothing but weep and fret over it.” –Anne Shirley
- “November is auspicious in so many parts of the country: the rice harvest is already in, the weather starts to cool, and the festive glow which precedes Christmas has began to brighten the landscape.” –F. Sionil Jose
- “In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell. A squash and pumpkin smell. It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning, can pull everyone from bed in a fog. Food is better in November than any other time of the year.” –Cynthia Rylant
- “Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moonrise.” –Gladys Taber
- “In November, the earth is growing quiet. It is making its bed, a winter bed for flowers and small creatures. The bed is white and silent, and much life can hide beneath its blankets.” –Cynthia Rylant
- “So dull and dark are the November days. The lazy mist high up the evening curled, And now the morn quite hides in smoke and haze; The place we occupy seems all the world.” –John Clare
- “In November, the trees are standing all sticks and bones. Without their leaves, how lovely they are, spreading their arms like dancers. They know it is time to be still.” –Cynthia Rylant
- “In November you begin to know how long the winter will be.” — Martha Gellhorn
- “The month of November makes me feel that life is passing more quickly. In an effort to slow it down, I try to fill the hours more meaningfully.” — Henry Rollins
- “This November there seems to be nothing to say.” — Anne Sexton, Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters
- “This is the month of nuts and nutty thoughts — that November whose name sounds so bleak and cheerless — perhaps its harvest of thought is worth more than all the other crops of the year.” — Henry David Thoreau
- “There is music in the meadows, in the air —Autumn is here; Skies are gray, but hearts are mellow…” — William Stanley Braithwaite, “Lyric of Autumn”
- “How sad would be November if we had no knowledge of the spring!” — Edwin Way Teale, Circle of the Seasons
- “November at its best—with a sort of delightful menace in the air.”— Anne Bosworth Greene
- “The wind that makes music in November corn is in a hurry. The stalks hum, the loose husks whisk skyward in half-playing swirls, and the wind hurries on… A tree tries to argue, bare limbs waving, but there is no detaining the wind.” — Aldo Leopold
- “Wind warns November’s done with. The blown leaves make bat-shapes, Web-winged and furious.” — Sylvia Plath, The Collected Poems
- “So dull and dark are the November days. The lazy mist high up the evening curled, and now the morn quite hides in the smoke and haze; the place we occupy seems all the world.” — John Clare
- “Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”— Lauren DeStefano
- “”November always seemed to me the Norway of the year.” — Emily Dickinson
- “The last seed falls from the sunflower empty pond. The long awaited rattle of rain on rooftops — Thanksgiving Day.” — Michael P. Garofalo
- “November’s sky is chill and drear, November’s leaf is red and sear.” — Sir Walter Scott
- “But there is always a November space after the leaves have fallen when she felt it was almost indecent to intrude on the woods… for their glory terrestrial had departed and their glory celestial of spirit and purity and whiteness had not yet come upon them.” — L.M. Montgomery
- “I know that I have died before – once in November.” — Anne Sexton
- “In November, the trees are standing all sticks and bones. Without their leaves, how lovely they are, spreading their arms like dancers. They know it is time to be still.” — Cynthia Rylant
November is then Fall really starts. It’s a great time to start reflecting on your year as the last two months of the year are approaching. And since everyone has holiday time off for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, it’s a lot of family time that is approaching. Enjoy your time off from work and hope you are spending quality time with your family. Enjoy!