Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Stay gold, Ponyboy

Obligatory Cute Shoe Photo

Here in Seattle, fall has descended in a big way.  Just a week ago, there were pretty reds and golds in the trees.  But everything's brown and crunchy now.  It always reminds me of that scene in The Outsiders where C. Thomas Howell recites that Robert Frost poem for the Karate Kid.  (Like how my poetic references are pop culture oriented?  That's why it's important to keep up with the kids.)

Nothing Gold Can Stay - Robert Frost
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay. 

Jeez, why so dark, Robert?  We've got so much to look forward to!  Thanksgiving is a little over a week away.  Turkey!  Dressing!  Cranberry sauce!

Then it's Black Friday and early morning shopping with the crazy people.  (Love "crazy people watching" at Walmart on Black Friday.  We stay out of the way and enjoy the sights.)

By then, it's practically December.  Parties for work, parties with friends!  Holiday decorating.  Holiday gatherings with family.

Before you know it, it's New Year's!

The leaves are gone, but this is just the beginning.  :)



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