So, I’m playing catch up. BUT, I am determined to get ALL of BLOGEMBER accomplished. Today’s prompt is to describe Thanksgiving using your five senses.
- SIGHT – For me Thanksgiving starts with the first sign of Fall. I LOVE the trees changing color as the season begins. The yellows, oranges, reds, and even the brown colors of the leaves and the season get me in the mood for pumpkins, squash, sweet potatoes, yams, stuffing and turkeys. Ironically, this is the time of year here that the wild turkeys seem to be more obvious along the roadways.
- HEARING – Thanksgiving is hearing a house full of family and friends munching on appetizers, football games on the tv with armchair quarterbacking going on, cooks in the kitchen preparing the turkey and side dishes. Oh and the desserts!
- TASTE -LOL this is almost a redundant category. My mouth waters at the thought of traditional recipes being prepared for Thanksgiving like a juicy turkey, daddy’s cornbread stuffing, glazed carrots, apple pie, green bean casserole, etc…
- SMELL – Smell and taste really go hand in hand. I always have a pot of cinnamon, oranges and cloves simmering for the aroma and the moisture in the air as well as candles in fall “flavors” burning.
- FEEL – This doesn’t have to be a sensory or tactile “feel” for me. Sometimes the “feel” is what is inside – the drive to help those in need; coats and blankets for the homeless or food for the food pantry because I feel empathy or the desire to bake special recipes friends and family. Feel could also relate to the warmth of the a cozy blanket or a roaring fire.