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In the upper Midwest, the month of November is often a stormy affair. On the Great Lakes, the infamous "gales of November," like those that sunk the ill-fated Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior, become more common. The first snows usually fall as the temperatures gradually slide toward true winter. This transitional month, sometimes with hints of fall and, at other times, seeming far more like winter, prepares us for the deep freeze to come. Like a person about to drift off in sleep, the life force slips into its own version of slumber
“It was November — the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines."                                                                                        L.M. Montgomery
 

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