Jackie sent me this photo -- taken on Lake of Bays, early in the morning, in celebration of the colours of November.
This month is too often overlooked. Now that we have become "civilized" -- and I use the word loosely :) -- it is easy to move from a house to a car to an office or mall without ever spending more than a fleeting moment interacting with the ocean of air around us. It is easy, looking out at the frost on the grass, a cup of coffee in hand, to say "looks cold out there" and turn away. Bad weather always looks worse when seen through a window.
And mornings like this, days like we're currently enjoying, these are special, beautiful and like all days rare. Get out of the house. Dress in layers. November is a fantastic month for hiking, photography, wildlife watching. The summer birds have moved south, there are no flies to pester you, the winter birds and animals are easier to spot against the bare branches. Walking is easy. The air is crisp. There are leaves to scuffle through, patterns left by the frost on puddles and shorelines.
And the colours... well... it's a whole new palette, isn't it?
Thanks for sharing your early morning view, Jackie. We certainly do live in a beautiful part of the world!