Friday, November 27, 2015

Last Days of November


November is a season when temps drop very fast and warmth gives way to cold and snow. The last days were very characteristic for coming winter time. 
Some days ago I took my camera and drove to my summer cottage.The sun was very low, although it was noon. The sun rays were seen between trunks of birches. It seemed that autumn would continue more and more:


There were lots of dry grasses, stems of flowers, raspberry, solidago. I liked dark red leaves, they got their color after first frost. The fluffy dry flowers of solidago lost their yellow color and shone in autumnal low sun, red rose hips brightened bushes.




Yesterday night and day dark snowy clouds had flown and thin layer of snow covered all around. When I arrived to my garden golden autumn had given way to white winter.

Here is the poem 'November'
November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.



With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.


The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.

Poem by  Elizabeth Coatsworth

I do love the cup of hot tea when 'kettle sings', nothing else to do but wait for next spring.
What are these days in your place? 
Happy belated Thanksgiving Day!


28 comments:

  1. The light ar this time makes for interesting photos

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  2. It has been a slow autumn here and there are still enough leaves on the trees to look pretty, in places. I don't like this time of year becaase you know there is the long winter to come.... However, without winter there would be no joy in summer.

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    1. Yes, Jenny, it's said: 'cognition comes through comparison'. We love warm seasons because winter is long and dark.Have a nice weekend!

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  3. The photo of the roses and the lovely poem capture November perfectly. November here is brown - remaining leaves, grass, plants. Everything is brown. And, when there is this much brown, I know the next color is white, and white I have to move. :-) The cold of the long winter is not what gets me. The gray and gloomy days are what wear we down. I guess Mother Nature forgets that we all do better with a little sunshine in our lives. :-) Happy Friday.

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    1. I'd love more sunshine here as well Judy. The days are gray and rainy. Sometimes is snowing but it melts fast. I do think mother nature forgot the northern areas :(

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  4. Beautiful sunrays through the trees Nadezda and I really do love the frosty winter photos. Winter starts so early in the north. Here we have dull and wet November days and until now only one frosty morning. All leaves are now fallen off the trees and I'm looking forward to sunny cold mornings.
    Have a nice weekend Nadezda!

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    1. November in your place Janneke is warmer then here, I prefer dry sunny autumn without snow. But November is soon over and cold winter is closer.
      Happy weekend!

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  5. A lovely poem! Although we did not have had temperatures below zero, winter is coming. The days are grey and short. Not my cup of tea! Let's hope the kettle keep singing. Groetjes,
    Hetty

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    1. Love hot kettle on the stove in cold winter :0)! I'm glad you liked the poem, Hetty, I thought it goes well to weather we have now here.

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  6. We have many of the same grasses and wildflowers in our fields too. I find their shapes and colours so pretty at this time of year. We've only had a small taste of snow, but of course much more will follow! I love your photos of the snow crystals on your plants, so beautiful, especially the white against the red rosehips.

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    1. My roses have finished their season and are coated for wintering, Rosemary. These last ones - Grootendorst roses are hardy enough and they winter without covering. I'd taken pictures when the first snow fell on their flowers.

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  7. What a lovely post, Nadezda! I like especially the frost photos and the beautiful poem. Your new header is lovely and did you change something else too? Your blog looks even more beautiful than before!
    Have a warm and cosy weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Sara, I'm glad you liked new header. I'm planning to make some changes more, next month, it's my blog 4 years old.
      Happy weekend to you too!

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  8. Hello Dear Nadezda!
    I am impressed winter photos.
    The sun makes the scenery, frozen plants look great.
    Greetings.

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  9. Lovely photographs with your first ice and snow with the red rose hips.

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  10. That's a lovely post, Nadezda !! Your winter photos are gorgeous !!
    Have a nice Sunday :)

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  11. Lovely images of November! Yes, it's time here, too, to enjoy a cup of hot tea and stay warm inside.

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  12. Preciosas fotos....Ya se fue Nadezda y nos ha dejado espectaculares imágenes :)) Ya están viniendo las heladas :((
    Buena semana.
    Besos.

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    1. Hoy tuvimos +5 C, Laura. A veces se nieve, a veces llueve. Donde esta el invierno?

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  13. Stunning photos of your November garden. They fit beautifully with the poem. My garden is not as cold as yours but the days here are short now and we're having lots of wind and rain. Reasons for cups of tea and lighting candles.

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  14. Yes, Peter, days are shorter and shorter, here sunset is at 4 pm now. It's raining a lot as well. It's said the climate is changing in Northern areas, who knows.

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  15. Hi Nadezha thank you for visiting my blog. I love seeing your beautiful photos of your garden. And the poems you have shared. I hope to visit beautiful St Petersburg one day. My future daughter in law is from Belarus so I am very interested in the culture. I hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Pat

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Pat. I'm glad you going to visit my city!

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