The Month of November in Texas & Elsewhere

By
Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

"Winter is an etching,

Spring a watercolor,

Summer an oil painting,

and Autumn, a mosaic of them all."

---Stanley Horowitz

 

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: 

  • Artichokes
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Collard
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Onions
  • Spinach
  • Turnip
  • Allyssum
  • Cellosia
  • Dianthus
  • Echibeckia
  • Marigold
  • Pansy
  • Petchoa
  • Petunia
  • Primrose
  • Salvia
  • Sedum
  • Snapdragon

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

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Comments (22)

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Thank you for the thoughtful quotes.  Fall is my favorite time of the year and you really caught the essence of it in your post.

Nov 04, 2021 09:05 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

This is a wonderful post Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP . Thank you for the words of wisdom and the beautiful pictures.

Nov 04, 2021 01:33 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia those pumpkins look like they have kissed one to many frogs.  ☺️

Nov 04, 2021 02:02 PM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

That's a lot of good information Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP.  We don't get a lot of fall color here, but maybe I can make the trip up to Yosemite soon to see some. 

Nov 04, 2021 03:38 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia - what a nice post where your own(and those shared by others) words and images have me wandering down a path.  Always discovering.  Forever learning.  

Nov 05, 2021 03:44 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Patricia.

I hope you are planting some flowers to add more color to your home garden.

Nov 05, 2021 04:41 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Good morning! Wow, that's a lot of vegetables that can be planted now...  We don't have an outdoor growing season after late September here. The only thing I planted was garlic for the spring...

Enjoy your Friday!

Nov 05, 2021 05:03 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I hope that everyone will get to spend time with their closest friends and/or family.

Nov 05, 2021 05:32 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Patricia... fall is without doubt a beautiful time of year... given our climate in Charlotte, while I enjoy it, I don't enjoy it as much as I did in New York City, where you really felt the change of season.

Nov 05, 2021 05:56 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty - I appreciate you stopping by and your comment. I hope you enjoy Fall and all it has to offer to open up your senses.

Nov 05, 2021 08:35 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Bob "RealMan" Timm - Like a true gentleman, your courteous comments were very much apreciated. 

Nov 05, 2021 08:36 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - Now that's pretty funny! I hadn't thought about frogs kissing pumpkins! Actually, it has been a very long time since I saw a frog! Perhaps they hang out in pumpkin farms?

Nov 05, 2021 08:37 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Roy Kelley - You can't imagine how surprised I was my first couple of years living in Texas to see landscapers and gardeners planting flowers in Fall! 

Nov 05, 2021 08:38 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Jim Patton - I would also love to see Fall inside Yosemite! I would imagine it's absolutely gorgeous and any day you visit this time of the year, the scenary would be different!

Nov 05, 2021 08:40 AM
Jim Patton

Yosemite is beautiful in the fall.  A bonuse to going in the fall is the much smaller crowds this time of year!

Nov 05, 2021 10:10 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - I'm glad you were inspired. Thank you for the very nice compliment. I really appreciate it. 

Nov 05, 2021 08:42 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kat Palmiotti - I'm happy to hear you planted garlic for spring. I have not tried planting garlic and wonder, does it taste different fresh from the garden than store bought garlic? I'm guessing yes! My favorite food is Italian and you can't serve an Italian dish without garlic, even if it's just garlic bread! And a glass of wine too!

Nov 05, 2021 08:45 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brian England - for those lucky enough to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and loved ones, I wish them many blessings. 

Nov 05, 2021 08:45 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - I think it's safe to say, you're not alone. Many people miss good old New York.... and that's the way it was! Great city! Amazing people! Delicious food! I remember as a kid watching some old show that always spoke the truth, perhaps you can help me out? I just remember. New York, the City that never sleeps...

Nov 05, 2021 08:49 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP hi Patricia... I'm not a good person to ask about old TV shows... we did not own a TV until the late 1950's and even when we did, all I was allowed to watch was the Mickey Mouse Show and Ed Sullivan.

Nov 05, 2021 09:01 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Nina Hollander, Broker - I know you're older than me. I guess I was raised at a time when TV was being introduced to the public. I remember the same shows you mentioned. Other things I remember was the TV repair man came to the house to replaced burned out old tube. We had limited channels and to watch TV with my parents was a treat. As I got older, I did get to see TV more often during the summer months when schools were let out for summer vacation.  Movies (at the theater) were rated and kids were not allowed to see inappropriate movie shows. The TV would go off at a certain time and didn't come back until morning. As a pre-teen, I was always embarrased and scared when they advertised Playtex Living Bra. I must have been young with a crazy imagination because I didn't know what they meant when they called it LIVING. 

Nov 05, 2021 09:15 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

All Saints day Nov 1 is my Mothers Birthday God rest her soul  Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  beautiful post I enjoyed reading this - Happy Friday 

Nov 05, 2021 08:54 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hannah Williams - I went to mass on All Saints Day. It was very moving. 

Yes! God rest your mother's soul! Life is very different without parents. I never get used to it. I shall keep you and your mom in my thoughts today and Thanksgiving Day too. 

Thank you for dropping by today. It meant a lot to me. I wish you a very Happy Friday with peace in your heart. 

Nov 05, 2021 09:23 AM