Thursday, November 22, 2007

The Dance of the Leaves

I did have time to post, Faith and Begorrah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ So quietly it begins.

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It is quiet at 6 am; the smells have already wafted throughout the house. So quiet that, I can hear the gentle dripping of the broth as it rises from within the turkey.
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George is fed and enjoying the 65-degree temperatures, as best he should because they are due to drop radically today down to 30 and chances of rain/snow. The wind is at 14 mph and the leaves once again fill the yard where I have cleared the leaves into the flowerbeds. The winds are to gust to 30 mph throughout the day as the temperature level out.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The new kittens are sitting in my Nook window following the leaves as they saunter down in elegance. They smell the air as it rushes through an open window above the sink. Then there are the smells that are emanating from within the cavernous range. Finally it is time; I call for my Sweetie to get the BIRD out of the range. 24.78 pounds plus the broth and dressing is hoisted to the top of the stove so the BIRD can rest before I carve.
The kids are still sleeping, no TV, no radio is on just quiet so far. Soon a cake to bake, the ice cream is finished and the OFFICIAL TASTE TESTERS declared it a good batch. My Sweetie will soon make the homemade choc sauce to top the ice cream. The rains begins to lightly season the leaves that have been swirling about the yard as if doing a ballroom dance as the tree limbs bend to the rhythm of the wind. Not dancing with the stars but Dancing with the leaves…I continue to muse. AH, The Sun King comes to mind. Louis XIV, [Le Roi Soleil] Louis brought about a wealth of art, architecture, theatre, music, opera, fashion, as well as a stream of displays and masques. So outside is natures Versailles. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The greatest innovator of all, who died in 1715 after 72 years of ruling France and who set ballet firmly on the path it was to follow in the years to come.
But for now the Turkey rests, the kittens wonder and I watch the leaves dreamily fall to the ground, while my Sweetie makes the Homemade “Secret” Chocolate Sauce. My Le Roi Sweetie;) and my Nook of Mirrors. I shall knit for a bit and ponder what to fix for Christmas dinner.
The family gathering is slated for 5 pm

7 comments:

imac said...

Wow what a collection of great photos.

Happy Thanksgiving day.

Kerri said...

Yum Yum....
Happy Thanksgiving!

oldmanlincoln said...

I saw the leaves and had to comment on them. They are one thing that we leave where they fall, more or less. Mow them up if they are in the grassy areas, but otherwise we leave them or blow them to flower beds where they eventually blend-in with the soil.

Nice photos.

Salty said...

Our weather was much the same as yours. At times the air was full of sailing leaves as the high winds whipped through the oak woods

Alyssa said...

Really neat post. I felt like I was reading a book! Or that I was with you enjoying the smells, sights, and sounds in your life. Wonderful! What a huge turkey! I can understand why you had to have your sweetie heft it out of the oven! Yikes!! We had a couple of inches of snow on Thanksgiving morn - like a Christmas card for a little while.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I was right there with you then 'D'... I could smell that Terkey for sure.. but how I enjoyed that peace and quiet.. beautifully written.
I'm feeling a bit better now. I'm up early as sleep was disturbed by robbers next door.. I heard a noise and saw two dark shapes about to enter nexts door garden to try to steal a Motor Bike... Their ran off when I shouted.. ut I'm up now and I'll make the most and catch up on the blog. Thanks for the concern..

DeeMom said...

Heyya there IMAC, thanks for the compliment.

Kerri great to see you hope your Thanksgiving was memorable.

Abraham the only area we rake is just around the house, specifically outside the front of the house where the beds of flowers are not in a raised bed. Also because when I look out at the snow it is nice to see just snow…no leaves, so pristine…well until the cats make their paths. But then tracking becomes a sport…

AH Salty the one tree with the face is a Pin Oak…

Heyya Alyssa thanks for the kind compliments…hope your Hubby’s hunting venture fills your freezer. I will be popping to your Blog later this afternoon, after we have picked out our Rooted Christmas tree, and have settled down to feast on leftovers and soon yet another WVU football game….

OH man “O” Robbers, ye gads…
Did ya call the local officials?
Glad you are feeling a tad perkier…to take care though…

Thanks for the compliment you all! .

Made me blush ;)