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.
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.
Thanks Nora, and glad you like the calendula!
Really beautiful, Laurie. It’s nice to see some blooms. They are long gone here.
We’re lucky to have a few left – though most of them are looking pretty soggy by now! Thanks for the visit & comment, Robin.
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.
Thanks for the comment, ehpem. I agree, time certainly does pass quickly. We have a few primrose flowers already showing up – although we also had a bit of white stuff fall from the sky this morning.
Spectacular! Thanks for sharing, Laurie!
Thanks, Susan! Raindrops make for some very special photo opportunities, I find.