Do you enjoy November? Growing up in Alaska, November generally brought deep blue skies, layers of warm clothes, wood stove fires, icing streams, moose in our front yard, and, like everywhere else in the country, promises of a big Thanksgiving feast.
Here in Santa Barbara, it has been a particularly beautiful fall, with beautiful views of the Santa Ynez mountains, yellow leaves, cool nights, and azure ocean waves. It has inspired my paintings, together with my memories of autumns past. How has your fall season been?
I have always felt especially thankful in November, and this November, I have a lot to be thankful about, including --