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Leftover Thanksgiving Banquet

Leftovers from a Thanksgiving banquet are piled in heaps here and there. Stomachs are stuffed, and there is contentment, for the overwhelming abundance promises many meals to come. There will be no hunger when the cold weather arrives.

Tasty, indeed.

Life is good.

Acorns are great, but some might prefer pumpkin pie!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and may you be blessed abundantly throughout the holiday season.   Deborah

P.S. Roll Tide!

P.P.S. For those of you who are offended by, or who don't understand the above comment: In our region, college football is a year round passion, and in Alabama most, if not all, babies are born into either the Alabama or Auburn family. I know this is true, because even the tiniest premature infants often own Alabama or Auburn hats, booties, and blankets. This is genetic and usually cannot be undone. Also, many people who move into the state are soon drawn into one or the other football families by association. Although I have been an Alabama Crimson Tide fan since infancy, I am not a fanatic. I always root for Auburn except when they play Alabama. Heck, I will even pull for LSU under certain circumstances. 

This is a garden blog, and usually I keep politics, religion, family issues, and football out of it. But on the day of the Iron Bowl, when Alabama meets our greatest rival Auburn, I couldn't help it!

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Reader Comments (17)

I enjoyed your blog until the roll tide comment. rats.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercatherine

Looks like fall for sure.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGreggo

Fun post!!

We have to check the engine of our ride on mower before we start it up as it has become a favorite hiding place for our squirrels to place their stash!

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Wonderful post Thank you for your thoughts and shares Let the #Holiday Season begin *<|};-) Hoe! Hoe! Hoe!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Good to know that you pull for the tigers on occasion.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGirlSprout

Great photos! I don't know if squirrels can predict winter -- but there is not one acorn left on my oak tree, and all of the acorn debris on the ground is missing as well well. Hope you enjoyed your holiday and game!

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNitty Gritty Dirt Man

Ha! No offense taken, Deb. Big football fans here in Texas, too!! Hook Em!

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCat

Hi Deb! I wish I had some of those acorns! I used to make little people from them.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTatyana

Nice to know that you shared your Thanksgiving with your resident wildlife, lots there for them to enjoy. The squirrels here are busy burying all the acorns in our lawn and as fast as they do that, another comes and digs them up - we will never have a perfect lawn !

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPauline Mulligan

Lovely photos!
No offense taken here, not a footie fan :)

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Great pictures--I love squirrels (as long as they're not in my garden). My husband comes from an Auburn family, although he didn't go there. And on certain occasions he, too, will root for LSU! Sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving!

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBumble Lush

Belated Happy Thanksgiving, Deb. If you had anything like the little guys had in terms of food, I'm pretty sure you had a good one.

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBom

Haha! Your squirrels look as fat as ours! We've all had an overwhelming abundance of acorns this year it seems. I actually had to move my truck this morning when a flock of band-tailed pigeons landed in one of oaks, right above where I was parked. Suddenly it sounded like someone was firing off rounds at my truck as it started raining acorns everywhere. I got hit just trying to get in the driver's seat so I could move it out of the way! Now I just need some squirrels to come and clean up the mess. Love the lizzie photo by the way, he's quite cute up there on that pumpkin.

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCurbstone Valley Farm

Hello and happy Belated Thanksgiving. Roll tide! I've never even heard of that but I'm glad you're stirring up a little 'trouble.' All in good fun. Cute pics..

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkate/high altitude gardening

My squirrels are jealous of your squirrels!! My oak has little acorns that are soon devoured. When it comes to sports, I am Switzerland. I don't care who wins or loses. My husband asked if I wanted to go to an NFL game and I told him only if I could bring headphones and a book.

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCasa Mariposa

I've diverged a deal since I started what I thought was a gardening blog. Other topics are refreshing change even when we UKers don't fully grasp the facts. Your blog, your decisions Deb. Besides the Alabama wildlife obviously have no compalints

November 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura @ PatioPatch

Hi Deb, Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! The squirrels here look similarly well fed. They have been digging up my festive evergreen branches and burying their treasures in all my planters instead. I like your shot of the pumpkin pie fan!

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
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