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.