Tag Archives: november

November flowers

Rain pounded down all day yesterday. My pink geranium, still flowering copiously in the shelter of the side return, looked a bit absurd against such a grey November backdrop. Funnily enough pink geraniums don’t appear in Margaret Erskine Wilson’s page … Continue reading

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A wet week

Prior to the arrival of storm Barney it had been a wet week here. Low mists bowled up the estuary and rolled around the houses. Other than a continuous drip-dripping from the eaves, all was silent. Down by the river … Continue reading

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Bonfire Night

A gusty gale blew in at the back end of last week. It blew the last of the autumn leaves to the ground where they were battered into brown sludge by heavy downpours. Seagulls wheeled in the leaden skies, shouting … Continue reading

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Bonfire Night

Festivities and special days cluster around this time of year like a group of teenagers on a street corner. Then November stretches out in grey dreariness with nothing to break it up until the countdown to Christmas begins. If it … Continue reading

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Le Immagini della Fantasia

I can understand our ancestors starting to light bonfires at this time of year. For me the change from October to November is full of images of lights glinting against the seasonal gloom. At going home time car headlights wearily … Continue reading

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