Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, November 5, 2016

November Critters

It's Saturday morning and let the critters run free!

Let's discuss November, before it slips away too.

"November always seemed to me the Norway of the year."
Emily Dickinson

Bring out the marshmallows!
Or are you afraid that,

"Probably that you're going to be eaten
 by a giant marshmallow or something?"
J. K. Rowling

I'm not worried about snow or freezing temperatures, yet.
Because, Minnesota has been promised
 a few more lovely days in our future.

Yes, October has slipped away, November is brewing,
and a few critters are hanging around.

Advice from an owl, 
Stay focused
(eyes open)
Be "Hoo" you are
Trust in a wise friend
Live off the land
Glide through the dark times,
Be observant 
life's a hoot.

Ah sir, did you know there's a dragon on your roof?

and November has arrived
(how did that happen?
 It seems like only yesterday it was September.)

Folks were dreaming up their Halloween costumes and decorations,
making ghosts and hanging festive lights.

now with Halloween extinguished
and turkeys everywhere
are looking over their feathered shoulders.

"The soul should always stand ajar,
ready to welcome the ecstatic experience."
Emily Dickinson

Oh Mom, it's time to put the Halloween stuff away!
Bark! Bark!

Have a safe and lovely weekend, and don't forget for those of us that celebrate daylight savings time, turn your clocks back one hour!
Don't be early for church! Enjoy an extra hour of sleep!


TexWisGirl said...

laughing at your pup. :) love the owl! and, yes, november will slip away too quickly!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the fire and marshmallows sounds awesome to me. I love all the hallween decorations and your sweet pup! The owl and wise words are great! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Christine said...

Good advice from the sage owl!

Cloudia said...

HOW did it get here so fast!? Something tells me every season is a season of the heart at your place Karen

RedPat said...

I always love the night the clocks fall back!

Elephant's Child said...

Love your critters.
We put our clocks forward an hour a few weeks ago.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Such a wise owl! You have the smartest critters, Karen.


Debbie said...

this time of year always seems to slip away too quickly!!! i adore an outdoor fire and some toasted marshmallows to go with it!!

richard said...

this is a cool owl....


Of course, having a blog moniker of "hootin"....I just gotta LOVE that owl!!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

You find such cute critters :O)

Crystal Collier said...

It went by WAY too fast. My goodness! We still have our "You've been booed" sign up, but I am proud to report I got the pumpkins off the doorstep. (Because they rot in Florida heat. And who wants the bugs hanging out around your door?)