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Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Pumpkins are almost synonymous with Thanksgiving.  Their beautiful shades of orange, topped with brownish-green stems, add that final hint of fall as we make the transition into winter.  The smell of fresh baked pumpkin pies fills the house, giving us our first scents of the holidays season ahead, and I'm looking forward to the pumpkin pie my friend Marisa will be bringing to my Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving is the kick-off of the busy Holiday Season which centers around winter events and activities.  The weather has already turned very cold here in Minneapolis this month, and there is a small amount of snow on the ground, so any pretense that it might still be fall is unfounded.  Although fall may have given way to winter, pumpkins give us that one last sensation of autumn, and I carry that feeling into the holidays and beyond.

***What symbolizes the end of fall for you?

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