Friday, November 13, 2015

Yesterday as I made my way to an auction in a neighboring town, I noticed how barren and bleak the landscape was becoming. While many of our city trees are still holding on to their leaves, November's winds are stripping the trees in the country of their autumn finery. 

I feel like they are doing a striptease and I want to yell "cover up, cover up."

It felt good to get out for a drive through the countryside. This church has always been a favorite of mine and I love stopping to photograph it. I have photos from every season.

It's a perfect example of our November days. One barren tree, one tree dressed in red leaves, and knockout roses still blooming in front of the church. Ahhh November, you are a fickle month. Teasing us with sunny skies, while cool winds whip around the corners of the buildings. 

I couldn't resist stopping to chat with this lovely girl. Such a beautiful face and sweet disposition.

The sun was casting prisms of light everywhere, but I knew that the shadows of the night were quickly approaching.

The days are so short now, and I feel like I have to hurry in before I am caught out in the dark

It always reminds me of the first verse from a favorite old hymn, which I hum to myself when I close the curtains at night

Now the day is over,
night is drawing nigh;
shadows of the evening
steal across the sky.
                                 Sabine Baring-Gould

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  1. I was just thinking the same thing today Laura. The early darkness, the barren, or almost barren, trees, the chill in the air, all conspire to let us know winter is not far behind. Reminds me of the Joni Mitchell song, Carousel. 'and the seasons they go round and round'...

  2. Beautiful pics, Laura! Nature is so amazing, and I'm glad you got to drive and enjoy it on your trip to the auction.

  3. Lovely post, Laura. Beautiful horse, such a majestic creature, and I always love twilight!

  4. I love these pictures and it's so great you snapped them to share along with your thoughts. The barren landscape can be a bit depressing but i love the words of the song The Rose. ...and in the winter, underneath the bitter snow, lies the seed that with the sun's love becomes the rose'. This had given me light on the darkest days of winter.

    Jane x

  5. The mental image of you drawing the curtains pleases me. I like to do the same and would far rather have curtains or drapes than blinds.
    God's blessings on you, yours and the work of your hands and heart.

  6. That was a lovely post, Laura. So glad you got out to enjoy the lingering days of November. Susan

  7. Yes, I agree this is a fickle month! One day it's cold, the next day it's hot.. One day it's raining, the next day it's sunny. I'm just happy that we're getting sunshine today. It has been so rainy here this Fall! I heard that we're supposed to have a colder and wetter than usual winter this year too. I think that church is so pretty! That looks like a tranquil area to be.

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  9. hope you found some treasure at the auction!

  10. I have been trying to reach you. You won the lighted garland giveaway on my blog. Please let me know your address so that I may pass it on to the vendor. Thanks, Susan

  11. Your images are lovely, Laura, I love the horse. I am not at all fond of winter but I know it's about here. I hold on to the thought that as surely as the sun rises every morning, I know that spring will come again. Hope you found some goodies at the auction! Take care.


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