“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Mist and All . . .


This poem couldn't describe our weather here any better! It has been misty and gray for the past two days. I can't complain. It is getting me into the fall-winter spirit of things. As I sip my hot tea and look out at the misty, bare branches on the trees, I've been thinking...  I like the fall...


The Mist and All by Dixie Willson from Poems for Boys and Girls, illustrated by Lois Maloy

I have been thinking about the fact that it seems as though I just took down the Christmas tree a couple of months ago. I am also wondering how to tie the tree to the entertainment center so Guy doesn't topple the whole thing over.  I've been thinking that I need to buy Christmas cards because I used up my stash last year. I'm thinking we need to haul some wood closer to the house so I don't have to trudge through the snow drifts that I hope will be here after Thanksgiving. Oh yes, I like the 'gray November day, and bare dead boughs that gently sway against my pane, I like the rain.'

Sometimes I just enjoy days like this where I can just stop and take note of all the things that have happened and new events soon to come. I am a planner so when I don't have time to plan I start to feel very disconnected and out of control. Days like this are great times to slow down and just think and plan and write.

So for now I think I'll just 'tend my cozy fire a bit. I like the fall -- the mist and all.'


I hope you all have a pleasant week ahead!
Continued thoughts and prayers for the people 
in the East Coast states.


18 comments:

  1. A lovely, cozy post :) That page looks like it comes straight out of a childhood book of poems. I know what you mean - while November is definitely my least favourite month, it's gray, no-nothing days do lend themselves to introspection and we (hopefully) tend to slow down long enough to appreciate the little pleasures in life, like a warm fire.

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    1. In fact it did, from Poems for Girls and Boys. Oh yes and we are back on real time now so it is getting dark at 4:45 in the afternoon!

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  2. You always find the loveliest things Diane, and this little poem is one of them. When I was younger I loved November because it was always the foggiest month. I see it as a breathing space before all the Christmas festivities kick off. have a great week.

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  3. I would have LOVED fall, too, but it skips this part of Texas. Even now, the high usually reaches 90 degrees. Still, I am enjoying it getting darker earlier. I've been waiting for this since the summer. I've really been in the mood for dark, rainy days this year. I've had enough of all this sunshine. :p

    And FYI - I always love your blog!

    Kristin

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  4. Awww...such a sweet post. And I love that poem! You come up with the nicest, warm-and-fuzzy feeling type posts.

    It's so hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner again. It's incredible how quickly time passes.

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  5. Remember how looooooong it was between one Christmas and the next when we were kids? Now, as you say, it seems just like a couple of months and it's time to do it all over again.

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  6. I sit here with my tea cheers-ing to you on this Fall day that I'm simply loving - mist and all. :)

    Happy seeing beautiful!

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  7. Dear Diane - this is a wonderful poem and it does suit November here as well. Although today the sun has burst forth. Do love the bare bones of the trees this time of the year and nothing like a wonderful wood fire burning. Take care and have a good day.

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  8. That is such a lovely poem Diane and the illustration is gorgeous - the setting is so cute and cosy. Its nice being able to snuggle up next to a fire when you don't have to go out and just unwind! But I must say like you I feel I have just taken the tree down and now I have to think about putting it up again!!

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  9. I am so looking forward to winter this year. I think because south florida has been hot for the past 2 years... beautiful poem.

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  10. Great post! I love the poem! Time goes too fast! Sit and enjoy your day ;o)

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  11. Thanks friends, it has been a lovely week so far!

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  12. Love the poem...guess I'd like it too if I didn't have to go out in it!

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  13. Thank you so much for visiting me :o) and thank you so much for your comment too. I am now a follower of your blog so if you want to, you should be able to follow by pressing on my picture on your following gadget. I took the following gadget off my blog and my blog roll as well, I don't like the way they look and I don't want people to think they have to follow me. Your blog is wonderful and I love that name! I cravecute all the time...LOL! I will be blogging again in about a week or so, I hope to be back before Thanksgiving. Have a super day! Hugs Jennifer

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  14. Hello! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I left you a message on my blog but one never knows if anyone ever comes back to see if there's been an answer - so I thought I'd come on over and say HELLO. :) Thank you for your sweet comment and commiserating with me on my desire for a YIPPIE moment.

    Love the poem and illustration you shared, so charming!

    Happy almost weekend to you,
    Sally

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  15. Thanks so much for visting my blog & becoming a follower. Glad you found me, even though it was on that strange post! Your blog is so cute! Following you too! :-) Pam

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  16. I don't know if you saw this post - I loved it and thought of you straight away - http://eoneanother.blogspot.com/2012/11/cat-and-mice.html

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    1. Funny,not so much for the mice though!

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