HAPPY THANKSGIVING To ALL

November arrives here with chilly rain signaling any Indian summer is over; incongruously, we usually have sun for Thanksgiving. Who is to question the weather gods when they play in our favor?

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Tom and I planted this pistache tree 20 years ago. It makes a wonderful shade tree in summer.

(Thanksgiving is a US holiday, originally a harvest festival.) The Pilgrims celebrated the “First Thanksgiving” in 1621 with the Indians who helped them survive in the New World.

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This gingko was 7-ft tall when we moved in and perversely refused to grow more than a few inches in a decade. Its roots must have found the water table as it has made up for lost growth since then.