Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Nov. 9th, 2011

November comes to visit


We go to the house on the hill to admire the work of the floor installers as they lay 'Whiskey' laminate throughout the house, - completed pictures to follow.  Soon.......

It has been a dull day.  November tires of lurking in the hills and comes to visit the valley folk, bringing with him a dusting of snow in the early morning and dire portents of miserable days to follow.   There is no sun to catch the shadows in the hills or to highlight the rolling meadows of fall grasses.

Frost lends a more subtle air to the garden that last week glowed gloriously in the sun.

Remnants of the morning snow embroider the sedum

and the last roses, a little tattered, a little torn, but still icily delicate 

plump rose hips mark a memorial to their June sisters

The climber at the garden gate is surrounded with the rich shades of autumn

and along the way the small furled leaves of the burning bush turn wine and rose and crimson

By the time we leave to come down the hill into town, and home, November has relented, and sent a few fluffy clouds and small patches of blue sky to ease us gently into this melancholy month.

Tomorrow we will shine shoes and medals, press jackets and knife sharp trousers, in preparation for Remembrance Day on Friday.


Wanda..... said...

Lovely post, Hildred for Rememberance Day/Veterans Day. Your words for Autumn are soothing, producing the thoughts of continuance and change in me. Your line "Remnants of the morning snow embroider the sedum" was especially creative and a wonderful way of 'seeing'!

jabblog said...

Beautiful post, Hildred - poignant, elegant, refined.

Barb said...

Love the snow and frost embroidered flowers. That last poppy is a spectacular salute!

Reader Wil said...

For many of us Remembrance Day reminds us of the war that we survived but that we always will remember for it left scars in every family.