What a lovely late Autumn we have been having in Georgia! The leaves are rapidly falling now but they have been spectacular all through November...
What a pleasure to walk along under the trees and to look up and now and then and see the leaves with the sun shining upon them, truly gorgeous. Now, I have not been able to go on as many walks as I would have liked but I have truly admired the trees along my drive to work and also those planted in the parking lot at my job. The reds and golds of late Autumn are simply breathtaking.
It is always the fourth Thursday in November when we celebrate Thanksgiving here in America. It was a lovely day. Richard and I watched the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Special on TV and I loved how it was pointed out by the wonderful Charles Schultz that America is the only country that has a national holiday that is set aside simply for giving thanks.
November is also the month of our son's birthday! Happy Birthday to C.! He shares a birthday with Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown. Remember me telling y'all about the great documentary about Motown, "Hitsville: The Making of Motown"? My son watched it and he has been on a quest to read all the books he can find about Motown and of course listen to the great music. Songwriter that he is, he recognizes the true gift of songwriters! He brought a book for me to read, one that he really enjoyed. "How Sweet It Is" by Lamont Dozier. You might recognize the name from the songwriting team from Motown, "Holland -Dozier - Holland". (Lamont Dozier writing with the Holland brothers, Eddie and Brian.) Now, I have not had time to finish the book yet but it is a fantastic book! He even gives his counsel on the art of songwriting. (A nice touch, each time that he offers his advice, the words on the pages are in a bolder print.)