Dreary November weather has descended on us this past week. As much as I love fall, I dislike a continuous stretch of dark days when indoor lights need to be on all day just to see what you're doing. Yesterday, despite a steady drizzle, I packed the kids into the van and we headed down the road to Thickson Woods. It's just big enough for them to run, run, run and get muddy and enjoy being outside a bit ... all within their hour limit. After an hour they want me to pick them up and carry them ... not happening. It was enough to get some fresh air in our lungs and the smell of wet leaves and pine needles into our senses. A few pics rounded out the adventure. My camera is not working properly (it won't take the photo!) so I'm reduced to using my phone. Some of the photos just didn't turn out nicely, but I got a few in the darkness :)
|I like having the panoramic option on my phone!|
There's not a lot happening out my way. Thinking of Christmas and working on knitted projects ... will show more on that soon. I'm making two of the daycare kids scarves to match their new coats. How wonderful it must be to buy a brand new winter coat every year. I have trouble finding winter coats for myself that aren't over $200 and will keep me warm when it's -20C.
My neighbours are slowly adding their outdoor Christmas decorations to their homes. It starts suddenly around mid-November, when we're all shocked at how early the lights are going up. I hold off with the decorating until December actually arrives so that I've squeezed all I can out of fall first.
I see we have one more leaf collection week with our municipal garbage. There are enough of my neighbours' leaves around my yard to warrant a few more bags to be put at the curb. My one neighbour continues to mow his lawn and have his noisy leaf blower going most days to get rid of every last possible leaf from his yard. I don't mind the more "relaxed" look of leaves trapped in corners and amongst the garden debris. It gives the bugs and the birds some measure of protection and food, and makes me feel just a teeny bit like I'm still living in the country living beside a forest where there wasn't much point in removing every single leaf.
Enough rambling. I've got to head over to the library this morning for "Fireside Storytime". Hopefully the large gas fire will be lit, as we all sit around together singing a few songs and listening to a few stories. It could be worse 😉
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Here's a couple of collages I made with the photos. Kind of neat.