…into the 40’s anyway. It has actually been very nice weather lately (for November, all things considered!). My daughter held a bonfire get-together with a few of her friends that had the right amount of briskness. With pleasant enough conditions to make some-mores and hot chocolate just the thing for a fun gathering, my husband and I enjoyed some time out there watching the dying embers after the kids went home. It was slightly cloudy, but if you looked straight up the clouds had an opening that revealed the array of stars overhead. Lovely!
I returned to the store where I had purchased the Kolkwitzia shrub, and wayyyyy in the back of the lot there were a few left, so I bought another one! The store had completely swept away all their usual garden display and in their place …Christmas trees! Since we are just days away from Thanksgiving, it really was no surprise. I found my favorite candy in the store too: real Maple Sugar! It is so hard to get, that I am afraid I bought more than is reasonable. I can’t help it, though, because we are talking about real maple sugar, that melty, earthy, sweetness that sings of the sap rising in winter.
I love that store.
I checked out the offering of Christmas trees, since that is usually where we buy ours, later in the season. I also went ahead and purchased a wreath- they make such pretty ones, and if I am honest about it I know I won’t get time and motivation to make my own this year, again. Since it hangs outside, it will stay fresh throughout the holiday season. I am looking forward to making the Thanksgiving dinner… and hope to get those bushes planted before the busyness of that!
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