Saturday, 1 November 2014

November . . .
























 November brings leaves spread upon the ground like a woven cloth of gold and red, with cinnamon coloured open fields and hedgerows filled with frosted purple wild blackberry canes . . .

Colours which seemed to be so vibrant in October . . . now begin to fade slowly into somber hues . . . rain falls in long and leaden lines with determination . . .  stopping only to drip along the eaves . . .






















Falling leaves appear dead, but nothing is wasted in nature's economy.  Leaves which rot down into the earth magically changed their form, structure and substance . . .  becoming a rich mould, nourishing the soil about the roots of the parent tree . . .  becoming a fertile bed for the germination of new seed . . .  it is the circle of life.
























The song of the wind changes in November . . .  no longer soft and musical . . .  it holds a mournful sound, marking the rhythm of the waning  days of autumn . . . it moans across the eaves and down the chimney brest . . .

There is a growing chill in the air which begins to creep along your very bones . . . the first beat of winter is not yet here . . .  but we know it won't be long in coming.  We spend extra time out of doors whilst we still can, doing chores or puttering . . .  just to be out of doors.  It won't be long now until we are forced back inside looking through frosted panes upon crystal laced bushes . . .






















 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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Isn't this just the cutest punkin you have ever seen?   I want to make a punkin pie with squishy little nubby toes and belly cuddles, don't you?   He is growing up so fast . . . our Cameron is . . .  too fast.

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Ahar matey . . .  tis time to walk the plank!  No mercy  will be shown.   haha, I Love this photo of Maryn.  She is such a little actress . . .

We had exactly two trick or treaters last night.  That is two more than Todd thought we would get.  Nevermind . . .

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A thought to carry with you through today  . . .

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A Merry Heart doeth good like a medicine; but 
a broken spirit drieth the bones."
~Proverbs 17.22
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Baking in The English Kitchen today, one of my favourite cookies . . . Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies.   Delish!

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I hope you have a lovely weekend!

10 comments:

Sybil said...

I had a very quiet night as we always d on trick or treat night. We have no street lighting on site so think that would put off any little tricksters !! Up at church we have an open evening and invite all to come in and warm up and have hot chocolate and bacon rolls etc. mind you it was warm last night to not sure how many would turn up, should hear this morning when I am up at table top sale...
Hope yu enjoy what looks like the last day of mild weather xx

Suze said...

Enjoy your day and the beginning of November. We have had a quiet but very warm day. I almost wish the thunderstorms would come. We need more rain.

God bless.

Marie Rayner said...

Sybil, you lead such a beautifully full life! I hope you have a great day today. It's sunny here today. A beautiful day! xxoo

I hope you get the rain you want Suzan! I also hope you were able to get your phone sorted! xxoo

Suze said...

The phone is sorted but it was such long drawn out mess.

Marie Rayner said...

I can well imagine Suzan! It's never easy sorting these things. xx

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I always think of November as the gray month. Not much color around at all. Thankfully we have the Thanksgiving holiday to prepare for with lots of good cooking and baking going on. It keeps us warm too. Hope you have a super Saturday. Looks like a rainy day here.

Marie Rayner said...

Not a lot of sun happening here in November either Pam! It's dull and dismal for most of the month. I am hoping to do Thanksgiving with the Missionary Sister's this month, which will give us something to look forward to as well! xxoo

latabledenana said...

I have to change my October..tomorrow!
Cute pics and beautiful pics..we are now almost leafless!

LeAnn said...

I loved the November thoughts; just lovely. However, the pictures of those adorable grandchildren are the best ever. They are just so precious.
Blessings and hugs for you dear friend!

Marie Rayner said...

I saw a picture my sister had put on the facebook Monique, and I could see all the leaves had fallen! Some have had snow already. Sigh . . . xxoo

Thanks LeAnn! I think they are pretty special too! xxoo