Closeup of yellow calendula petals with raindrops

Rain on the Calendula – click to enlarge

Here on the west coast, November can be a drab time of year. With its diminishing daylight, bare tree limbs, and wet days turning fallen leaves into a sodden brown mass, it’s never been exactly my favorite month.

All the same, I was able to find some splashes of colour in our garden throughout that dull month – and am still finding some even now that December has begun. The Calendula patch, in particular, has a number of hangers-on, enjoying their last hurrah before winter arrives to put an end to the festivities.

Decorated with raindrops and wearing the saturated hues that November light can bring, they seem well decked out for their party.  And at this time of year, I tend to appreciate their beauty more than I might in summer.

There’s a bit of snow and cooler temperatures in the forecast now – so I expect this garden party will be ending soon. 

Closeup of orange calendula petals with raindrops on them

Rain on the Calendula #2 – click to enlarge

About Laurie MacBride

Photographer and writer focusing on nature and the environment

8 responses »

  1. It is taking me a long time to reply to my blog comments. I do love the yellow calundula photo. So peaceful. I guess nature is the one thing we can count on. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. cheers.

  2. Robin says:

    Really beautiful, Laurie. It’s nice to see some blooms. They are long gone here.

  3. ehpem says:

    Very nice Laurie. Soon it will be time to take pictures of coloured bark, and other winter things. And snowdrops are only a few weeks away, now that I think about it.

  4. Susan says:

    Spectacular! Thanks for sharing, Laurie!
    Susan

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