An influx of Thanksgiving turkeys in the poultry department at your local grocery store can only mean one thing: It is finally November.
November's beginning on Tuesday means summer's warmth has officially transitioned into colder, brisk conditions with red, orange and brown leaves steadily falling. Despite the changing weather as winter nears, there are still plenty of things to look forward to in the month November. After all, it marks the beginning of the holiday season.
1. "It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die." — Maggie Stiefvater
2. "Dull November brings the blast. Then the leaves are whirling fast." — Sara Coleridge
3. "There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life's July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November." — Martin Luther King, Jr.
4. "The month of November makes me feel that life is passing more quickly. In an effort to slow it down, I try to fill the hours more meaningfully." — Henry Rollins
5. "If months were marked by colors, November in New England would be colored gray." — Madeline M. Kunin
6. "Our Father, fill our hearts, we pray, with gratitude Thanksgiving Day; For food and raiment Thou dost give, that we in comfort here may live." — Luther Cross
7. "So dull and dark are the November days. The lazy mist high up the evening curled, and now the morn quite hides in the smoke and haze; the place we occupy seems all the world." — John Clare
8. "November always seemed to me the Norway of the year." — Emily Dickinson
9. "The last seed falls from the sunflower empty pond. The long awaited rattle of rain on rooftops — Thanksgiving Day." — Michael P. Garofalo
10. "November’s sky is chill and drear, November’s leaf is red and sear." — Sir Walter Scott
11. "But there is always a November space after the leaves have fallen when she felt it was almost indecent to intrude on the woods… for their glory terrestrial had departed and their glory celestial of spirit and purity and whiteness had not yet come upon them." — L.M. Motgomery
12. "I know that I have died before – once in November." — Anne Sexton
13. "In November, the trees are standing all sticks and bones. Without their leaves, how lovely they are, spreading their arms like dancers. They know it is time to be still." — Cynthia Rylant
14. "There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American." — O Henry
15. "If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share." — W. Clement Stone