Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fall Fancies - November Rain

The last few days, people in my part of upstate New York have been fortunate.  Some two hours from us is an epic snowstorm.  We've escaped the worst of the "polar vortex" blast of ice cold November weather.

Before I settle into my post, I want to thank everyone who has commented on my blog this month.  I haven't responded too many times to the comments that much (NaNoWriMo is a great excuse) but know that I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you!

My guest photographer friend, who lives out in the countryside near Binghamton, New York, was taken by her dog on a walk earlier this week.  I wanted to share with you what they found.

My friend is fascinated by the hollies on her land, which are glowing a beautiful red.

In the snow, her dog plays hide and go seek, sort of.  Can you see the dog?
Hollies from a distance, as a nearby pond starts to ice over.  The foggy, sleety, rainy conditions mute the colors.  This is so like November around here.
So unlike the same pond, a different angle, in late September and early October, but the November picture has its own kind of beauty.

Thinking of "November Rain" makes me think of a song from 1991.  Its music just seems so...Novemberish.

The cold has settled in where I live.  What's the weather like where you live? 


  1. These pictures are so very beautiful. I love the comparison shots of the pond in November and in September.

  2. The hollies are so beautiful and I love Guns N' Roses!
    The weather is better here (for now!)

  3. Love reading about your area! Buffalo, NY is the one who got socked with the snow! We have it here, too, and it's so early! We get all the lake effect snow from Lake Erie. Appreciate the contrasting pictures! Couldn't find the hide-n-seek dog, though that might be due to my vision. I think I saw a little blotch in the center and wondered if that's where it was. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh these pic are lovely! I actually love rain i feel it talks to you at times and the smell it's like no other really. Yes love that song too ;-)

  5. I heard on the news how Buffalo already got socked with snow - crazy!


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