Rainy Autumn Days

Rainy autumn days arrived in the Pacific Northwest with bluster. With them, they brought winds that tossed colorful leaves everywhere. Our maple tree left our driveway looking like a leaf mosaic. Bob took the photo above on one of his daily trips to our mailbox last week.

With the change in our weather, the last weekend in November upon us, and new COVID restrictions on Oregon activities, it must be Thanksgiving. Things have tightened up with regard to social gatherings as the number of new cases and deaths have increased here. It is hard to celebrate while so many others are grieving, are houseless and hungry, and struggling economically to keep businesses afloat.

We’ll be a party of two with a reservation at Meyer Woods Lodge tomorrow. And we’re a bit non-traditional as we serve up orange marmalade-glazed ham and other fixings. Gratitude will be shown for our health and God’s protection of our family near and far.

So, today I’m thanking my readers and followers for their constancy, encouragement, and support. Your presence in my writing and reading life is important, especially during the pandemic. I pray you and your families are well and safe.

Give thanks, Thanksgiving, gratitude, grateful,
Image Attribution: Dayspring

Featured Image Attribution: © Bob Meyer 2020

Until next week,

 

9 thoughts on “Rainy Autumn Days

    1. Kathy, how wonderful you’ll at least be able to visit your kids via Zoom. We wish you and Wade a blessed season of Advent ahead. Here’s to your health and safety.

    1. Marian, you sure know how to make a writer feel great! Thank you for your lovely comments today. Hope Thanksgiving was a blessing yesterday and that the Advent season is as well.

  1. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, Sherrey. It was just the two of us as well and a nontraditional meal of roasted chicken and vegetables. Still, we are grateful to be together, and I’m grateful for the wonderful people I know through the blogosphere, including you 🙂

    1. Like you, Marie, I’m so grateful to be cloistered here with my Bob. After we learned of two family members on Thanksgiving and their battles with COVID, we were more thankful than ever. One of these cases ended in death of a SIL, and the other is a cousin who has had a stroke, broke a hip and collarbone, contracted COVID, and is now growing weaker each day. That sort of news can make you shout to the rooftops how grateful you are no matter your own personal circumstances. I’ve always been amazed at how many friends I’ve made since I started blogging. All are gracious and wonderful, including you!

      1. Oh, Sherrey, I am so sorry to hear about your family members. Such loss, especially from this insidious virus with all the social restrictions, would seem hard to bear. I am grateful that no one in my immediate family has had COVID, not yet anyway and not that I know of. Stay safe and well, Sherrey!

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