Happy Thanksgiving!

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Autumn has officially started. Colours of red & gold have transformed many trees in the neighbourhood. The harvest moon, amidst some cloud cover, illuminated the night sky this week.

One of my favourite blog sites to visit has prompted readers to post some photos on a theme of orange for the  Flower of the day.

As it happens, some nasturtiums are blooming in a flower pot in the front yard. Shades of cream & gold are interspersed with vibrant orange. Please enjoy my photo!

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As the Thanksgiving weekend begins here in Canada, it is a time to celebrate the harvest and the bounty of the fields and gardens. Gathering together, we are grateful for another year in this special Canada 150. Best to all who are celebrating at this time.

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: IT’S NOT THIS TIME OF YEAR WITHOUT…

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It’s not this time of year without… squirrels and chipmunks!

These small creatures are hyper busy these days, scurrying about the yards and lawns in search of treasures to store for the winter.

They fend for themselves, very well! When the leaves fall, the community is aware that many trees have these big nests in them.

This particular squirrel was quite brazen, climbing onto the deck. Next spring, I’m sure that I will find a few items in the flower pots that are not anything that I planted! C’est la vie!

dscn2626         Busy week celebrating safe arrival of first            grandchild!

Also, had some good news that some of my poems were published at Tuesday: Poetic Leaves of Autumn.

Have a great weekend, All!

 

2016 NOVEMBER SUPER MOON!

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It has been a windy weekend, with leaves scattering all over the place!

Each day the sun is setting earlier. With that happening, it was extra welcoming to see the full moon rising through the bare tree branches this evening.

This November super moon is memorable for its historic occurrence and its beauty, overall.

Here is a photo that I took for posterity!

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2016 NOVEMBER SUPER MOON ON THE RISE!

 

 

NOVEMBER PERENNIALS — CHAOS!

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This week’s photo challenge theme happens to be chaos.

It seems to be a suitable choice for this time of year. Trees are changing colour, people and animals are harvesting for winter days to come and perennial gardens are reflecting a state that could be described as chaos. This photo with its beautiful shades of orange and amber reflects the disarray of flowers and ornamental grasses in my garden after they have peaked. Despite the chaotic look of the perennials, they express to me that special beauty of the autumn season!

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NOVEMBER PERENNIALS

Along with this photo, I wanted to share the good news that one of my poems is posted today — haiku by Patricia McGoldrick . I wrote it in response to a call for poems on the theme, prized possession.

This green object of my poem was a small fixture in our home when I was a child. Seems to me that it might have been a constant in the sometimes chaotic midst of a family of 10 — 2 parents and 8 children. I have inherited it, so to speak, since my parents have passed. It has always been in the background, somewhere, as a new family has grown.

Now it sits atop a china cabinet in the dining room, hosting a shamrock  for the winter.

It catches my eye as I pass through from the kitchen. Not worth any great monetary value but it reminds me of the special people who made it such a prized possession.

AUTUMN — TRANSFORMATION!

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Autumn has arrived!

Each year, the season leads to a Transformation of the outdoors in this part of the world.

Best of all, I like the look of the leaves as they change from green to shades of red, orange, yellow, amber, purple.

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2016 GOLD ON GREEN!

Another aspect of this transformation that I find appealing, is the sound of leaves, crisp and light, as they skitter across the pavement.

Now, I realize that these leaves are considered to be a darn right nuisance to a lot of people but I like to focus on the positives that they add to these cooler days.

Snow is not too far away!