In mid-October I stopped in Target to pick up something. There, prominately displayed by the aisle, were Christmas dishes. They caught my eye and I thought how pretty a holiday table would look with them. Then, I remembered it was October. Christmas dishes in a store in October?
Halloween morning the Sunday newspaper arrived full of ads. Toy ads. The kind of toy ads that usually are in the Thanksgiving morning paper. Again, I wondered, wasn't it a bit too soon to be thinking about Christmas?
Monday morning, November 1, on the way to work I was doing my usual searching on the car radio trying to find a song I like. Unfortunately, I pushed the button for our local radio station that plays Christmas music 24/7 in November and December.
I'm really not in the mood to think about Christmas yet. We have had such a beautiful fall in Kansas City and see no reason to rush from one season to the next. Is Thanksgiving just a bump in the road from Halloween to Christmas? Not for me! I hanging on to autumn for a while longer. If you feel the same, you might enjoy these photos of fall color:
|Carpet of ginkgo leaves|
|Gold Pillar Barberry in the fall|
|Heptacodium (Seven Son Flower)|
|October Glory Maple|