"Winter is an etching,
Spring a watercolor,
Summer an oil painting,
and Autumn, a mosaic of them all."
November comes from the Latin root novem, meaning nine. In the Roman calendar there were only ten months. People born in November fall under the Zodiac signs of Scorpio (tenacious and magnetic type) or Sagittarius (an innovative trailblazer). This photograph was taken at the Japanese Gardens in Fort Worth on November 2nd.
When the Crawdads Sing is a book I finished reading a few weeks ago. As seasons change, I like to cuddle up with a book to push the darkness away. Reading is an adventure and sometimes if you're lucky, something will inspire you. Delia Reese, Author wrote a poetic line that struck a chord with me:
"Autumn leaves don't fall, they fly.
They take their time and wander on their only chance to soar."
Halloween and pumpkins ends quickly and November winds blow reminding us to let go. Leaves need raking. Winter is coming (depending on where you live), and Thanksgiving is a time traditionally celebrated to gather together with loved ones for Thanksgiving dinner. It's a good time to share and be grateful. Veteran's Day is observed on November 11th to honor veterans and those that served in the armed forces. We should never let go of giving thanks for their sacrifices. Many people won't have a Thanksgiving meal. November is the month of remembrance. Some cultures and faiths celebrate All Saints and All Souls Day. In Mexico November 2nd is Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead). Texans mourn when needed and they love to celebrate, especially Football!
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in the United States on November 25, 2021, and it was celebrated in Canada on the second Monday in October. In 1863 President Lincoln proclaimed a national holiday on November 26. It has since been celebrated on a Thursday. Many people still remember that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Hundreds of people continue to flock to Dealey Plaza to remember Kennedy.
Planting dates in Central Texas for Fall vegetables and Fall Flowers start in November. Plants include:
- Brussel Sprouts
City Landscapers mostly plant Petunias and Pansy.
Real Estate Sales: Although the market has cooled off slightly, listings and sales continue year-round in North Central Texas and southern cities in Texas. In my market area we continue to see a strong demand for housing from prospective buyers making moves within Texas and newbies relocating from other states. The Research Economist, Luis Torres with Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University states the housing market has already peaked.
If this information has been helpful or if you want to know more about real estate in Texas, please let me know ---Patricia Feager