Monday, November 01, 2010

White Rabbits, White Rabbits, - scouting out shelter on the 1st of November.

But before we welcome the Melancholy Month a fond farewell to Glorious October.

The last day of the month gave little promise of the pleasures to come, - damp and misty, and the clouds hung low as we went to church.  We came out of the church doors to a pelting rainstorm, but two hours later the sky was blue, the clouds were summery and the sun was in and out, playing hide and seek with first one grove of golden trees, and then spotlighting another lone light shimmering beacon.

Before the after lunch nap I went for a short walk, down through the orchard

The newly picked apple trees extended a cool and shadowy invitation to linger

The arching boughs made a dim tunnel that stretched into the distance and 
as they flickered through the golden branches a half a dozen
woodpeckers searched for gleaners apples

The subdued colours in the garden glowed in the sunlight

and on the deck an inquisitive ghost hung from the ceiling,
anticipating Halloween visitors

A few of these seen on the streets of town

But the ones who delighted our hearts most were the two little
pumpkin great grandsons who came to entertain
us with a tune and fill their little pumpkin pails
with goodies.

At midnight, precisely, November sent swirling winds amongst
the trees, and this morning the ground was
covered with gold and russet leaves.

But still, on the way to Penticton  the hills were alive with the most
beautiful shades of yellow, and I wished for 
wings to fly over the countryside and follow the creek that flows down from 
 Yellow lake, lined with golden Aspen and Poplars and beautifully shaded shrubs

A lovely day and I came home with some paper whites and three new Amaryllis! 


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, I am so sorry to visit and read about the loss of your beloved Caspar. Please know you both are in my thoughts and prayers tonight.

Dimple said...

Yes, October was lovely. Your tree-lined and grass-carpeted lanes are certainly inviting!

The great-grandsons are darling!

Barb said...

The beauty of your countryside makes me sigh, Hildred. What adorable little pumpkins!

Wanda..... said...

Your beautiful mountain views, the lovely walks through the orchard and sweet visits with g/g/sons make for great posts, Hildred.
They all must keep you young at heart!

marginalia said...

Lovely photos and perfect for P. Your countryside is indeed stunning.

ABC Wednesday Team


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A beautiful post (as always). The picture of your great-grandbabies is just absolutely adorable. They have been taught the meaning of "treat" haven't they? And inherited some of your talent!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

PS: I've got to try to remember that White Rabbit thing on the first of next month -- I swear I'm going to mark it on my calendar. (Not superstitious, really I'm not, but what could be bad about thinking about white rabbits?)