But there is also a mystical, profound beauty about November that is worth embracing. To me it is the beginning of the period of time that the earth rests.
There are many good and beautiful things about November. It means the holidays are right around the corner. Warm, comforting dishes like soups, braises and stews grace my dinner table. The Downy Woodpeckers begin to visit my feeders. I snuggle in under a blanket, puppies at my feet, on my warm, four-season porch and delve into the wonderful books I bought/downloaded over the summer.
November also brings about some of the most beautiful sunsets and moon rises I've ever seen.
Yes, November can be cold and dreary. I won't argue that point. But it also signifies the beginning of another season--winter. And that is one of the things I love most about Michigan~~the seasons and everything that goes along with them. Granted, we won't be here for the coldest part of winter, but I'm grateful that I will experience this beautiful, reflective time of year.