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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

leftovers






If you look really hard you will find some leftover colour in nature on these mostly dull November days.













Yesterday is was springlike here.  It was clear blue skies with warm sunshine all day.  The temperature went up to 14C which is very rare for us in November unless it's a tropical rain storm coming through.  We worked in the yard doing more clean up in our shirtsleeves.  Today, Remembrance Day, was a typical November day with heavy grey clouds, a bitter east wind and only 7 degrees.  We went to the cenotaph for the service bundled in winter parkas, toques, and mitts and I was still shivering from the wind off the river.  This afternoon we put the lights on the tree out front for Christmas but they won't be lit until around December 1st.  

Have any of my Canadian friends started decorating for Christmas yet?  I usually start on the 11th or 12th but am not ready for it yet this year.  We haven't had any snow unlike last November when we had a bit of snow to get me in the mood.  Maybe Saturday I'll start.

I hope you are having a great week so far.  I'll be going to a Christmas craft market on Friday and hope to find some gifts there. Are you in shopping mode yet?  How many of you are all finished shopping and wrapping?  Haha.  I have a friend who is all finished. I can't imagine!


Welcome to my new followers too!  I hope you will leave a comment.  I'm having a problem linking to the faces in GFC on my sidebar to see who you are.  Not sure what's going on with that.

Thanks for visiting.
Blessings,
Pam

34 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos ! I am going to a Christmas craft show next weekend looking forward to it to ! It was gloomy yesterday here but sunny today and now I see we are in rain aging as of tonight till Fri and it is to be very windy and a cold front is on it's way . I don't mind the cold if the air is dry it is the cold with dampness I cant handle . Oh the GFC it may be the widget it uses or blogger is up to something . It should sort it's self out hopefully . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  2. Hi Pam. Again, your photos are gorgeous. I love the sight of apples hanging onto their trees. We went to a home tour once that they had just laid apple branches out along their DR table and I have never forgotten that. So pretty and natural. We always start to decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving and now I'm getting excited..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  3. We know you have a good eye for beauty and once again you have shown us that. Lovely pops of color as autumn fades away. Glad you have had some warmer weather.

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  4. Stay warm Pamela and have fun at the craft show. I won't decorate until the weekend of Thanksgiving after the turkey is all gone. Carol

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  5. I love the cat tails. I always liked to snip some off and dry them while they are still whole. It's still warm here but cooling for the weekend...we hope. I just saw 2 eagles driving home from shopping. I didn't have my camera....can you believe it? lol Hugs!

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  6. Beautiful colours! We don't decorate until about 2 weeks before Christmas, so we are some way off yet. Enjoy the craft show! xx

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  7. Pam, I think you did a good job of finding the color. Decorate for Christmas? I never start until after Thanksgiving.

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  8. Hi Pam such beautiful pictures. Still colour in November. I am afraid one of those wrapped and nearly finished.
    But then that leaves more time for crafting and going to Xmas fairs etc which I love. Enjoy your craft fair hope you find lots.
    Rosezeeta.

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  9. really beautiful autumn colors. stay warm!

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  10. Wonderful line-up of photos! Love all the fall colors.

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  11. There's no excitement left for Christmas if you get everything done early! Great selection of pix.

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  12. You always have such wonderful nature photos, Pamela!
    No Christmas decorating here yet either. It's been 11C here-I'm loving that.

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  13. Very pretty. I just want to reach up and pick those apples. I've begun to think of christmas gifts - some handmade, some bought. One year we had all our shopping and wrapping done two weeks early and felt awful - we missed the sneaking about and buying last minute items - never again - we don't wait until christmas eve - but we don't finish up too early either. Decorations start appearing about Dec. 1 - the tree goes up on Dec. 11 - our youngest daughter's birthday - even though she has been out on her own for years now.

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  14. Lovely leftovers...and lovely pictures!
    Take care,
    Titti

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  15. ahhhh

    I think tight focus of those little things we normally overlook makes a shining exposition.

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  16. wow, my kind of leftovers ... i like that play on words. very cute. i enjoy the sparse feel you feel when looking at the red berries, calming even. hope you are well this week. we have done a lot of Christmas shopping throughout the year & have yet to start wrapping. i am making a pile of all of what we have so i don't forget it there to be gifted. i keep thinking i want to put my tree soon. i know it is early but i feel like each year time flies by so quickly ... not that I want Christmas here right now but i want to ease into more slowly & i feel Thanksgiving kind of makes it all feel together. if that makes sense. take care. ( :

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  17. So true . . .
    Lovely Autumn "Color Touches" photos . . .
    And November temperatures . . . so unusual . . .
    I still say . . . it is going to be a mild winter!

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  18. You've managed to find some very pretty "leftovers," Pam. Nature is lovely in every season, but sometimes we have to look a little harder, as you've done. I don't decorate until December, but I am beginning a little Christmas shopping and making. It does seem to be coming up quickly.

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  19. Lovely colours! And great sky shots.

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  20. Pam, if one looks, colour can certainly still be found among all the arriving grey, indeed, which is exactly what you have done, but to me they are the desserts of the season, their sweetness will stay with us during these upcoming cold and dreary main dishes!

    The bright and bold Canadian flag, with that lone, maple leaf, surely stands out among all the copper covered ones in your beautiful banner!

    Wishing you a lovely Thursday from a cold, dark, and rainy Toronto!

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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  21. Wonderful examples of color yet! I love the pumpkin and pumpkin seeds photo.

    I have only decorated one small corner and only because that pot needed something. Christmas shopping? Not yet! I don't even have a list. That I could do. One thing is sure...it will all get done.

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  22. Love all your left-over colors...:) Great photos.

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  23. Gorgeous photos! I love the landscapes!

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  24. It was 27c here yesterday with a big storm in the afternoon so very humid, summer is almost here.
    Your photos have a cooling effect autumn is always a refreshing time of the year.
    Merle.........

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  25. Very pretty photos, Pam - I love the soft colors at this time of year. Looks like the wildlife will have some fruit to help them through the winter. I'm not ready to decorate for Christmas until after our Thanksgiving. I need to take one holiday at a time....time just moves way too fast! I did buy some decorations last week, though. I hope you don't get too much snow, but it does put you in that Holiday mood! x Karen

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  26. You've found lots of colour, Pamela! Yep, it can be a challenge in November here in Ontario too.

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  27. Nothing better than a Fall Crisp Apple off of the tree, this made my mouth water and I could almost taste the juice from one, lovely entry~

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  28. What a beautiful collection of "leftover" pictures of fall.. I love that! There are a few traces of fall left here too, not many though... we have been having dreary cool gray days, and some snow that hasn't stuck around... so winter is not too far off... and I do look forward to the sparkling days of winter. Enjoyed your post today, as always! :)

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  29. Lovely! You have to look a little harder in Nov but the beauty is still there!

    I'm picking up some little lights for the tree outside our kitchen.I think I'll keep them up all winter.They're cheery!

    Happy weekend Pam!

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  30. Beautiful photos with such lovely colours even yet.. No, I have not started Christmas yet.. smile..
    Enjoy your craft fair.. xo

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  31. No Christmas decorating here yet - my decorating will be cut down this year since we won't be here!!

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  32. Oh, you have found so many wonderful colours! They cheer up these days that are gloomy in many ways.
    As to your new followers, have you noticed that you can reach them easily through your Blogger control panel (where the number of the members of your blog is shown)?
    Thank you for the very beautiful photos and have a lovely weekend!

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  33. Beautiful photos as usual. I especially love that little hardy sprig of clover! There is beauty even in dark and cloudy November. I've really noticed S.A.D. symptoms starting to kick in. Must start turning on more lights. Thank you for your lovely photo journal today. Have a wonderful Lord's Day.

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