Dull November


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I took the Christmas things out of the closet so that I could get to the Thanksgiving

decorations. Rather than pack them all back into the closet I put some of the Christmas things  

on the bed in the guest room.

Tucker took a little bit of a cat-nap amongst them. 


Saturday night I woke up to moon light from the beautiful full moon shining down through my window.

It was so pretty that I stepped outside to take a picture then went right back to sleep. 


I had this felted leaf tree that I picked up at Target a few years ago 

and I turned it into a Thanksgiving tree. I put some micro-lights on it and a few 

decorations that have stories about some of my loved ones. 


One of my favourite poems

January brings the snow

Makes our feet and fingers glow

February brings the rain

thaws the frozen lake again

March brings breezes loud and shrill

stirs the dancing daffodil

April brings the primrose sweet

scatters daisies at our feet

May brings flocks of pretty lambs

skipping by their fleecy damns

June brings tulips, lilies, roses

fills the children's hands with posies

Hot July brings cooling showers

apricots and gillyflowers

August brings the sheaves of corn

then the harvest home is born

Warm September brings the fruit

sportsmen then begin to shoot

Fresh October brings the pheasants

then to gather nuts is pleasant

Dull November brings the blast

then the leaves are whirling fast

Chill December brings the sleet

blazing fire and Christmas treat.

Sarah Coleridge

When my children were little we had a picture book with this poem in it. 

I've always loved it.

We don't have thaw in February where I live though. 

February is still very much winter in my neck of the woods. 


Happy birthday to my brother who just turned 56!

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Friday fave fives


  1. There is something comforting about starting to see the Christmas decorations. It's the season of joy and peace and we sure need that now. It's always fun to see a pic of a happy child (even if he is all grown up now) Your poem is lovely. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. This post warms my heart. LOVE the poem and I feel like it's one my mom used to have in some children's book when we were young.

    That little decorative tree is beautiful. What beauty!!

    loved the moonlight last weekend!

    Happy weekend...have a restful, joyful one!

  3. ps we will be in Boston for First Night this year!! YAY!!!!! Haven't been since about 2015!!

  4. What a cutie your brother is! Does he live close! Tucker is gorgeous in this pose. And the little tree is really cute.

  5. I don't mind November, makes for fabulous crisp morning walks. :)

  6. That was a nice poem and I love that cloud picture!

  7. November is probably one of my favorite months of the year, nothing dull about it in my book! The changing of the seasons, the first snow, Thanksgiving, football!

  8. Look that phot of the kitty with the Christmas pillow. So cozy.
    I did not know that Sarah Coleridge poem. It describes the months quite well.
    Happy Birthday to your brother!

  9. Well Tucker looks right comfy amongst the Christmas pillows. Gorgeous pic of the moon. I don't know how you went back to sleep after getting up to take it. Sweet thanksgiving tree!


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