Golden November Day – FOTD – November 5, 2018

Bronze oak leaves piled against the back door

So just when you think autumn is over for good and all, when every maple leaf has blown to the earth and half the trees along the road are broken, the sun comes out and the oak trees are burnished gold.

Through the trees
Sunshine and oak trees

It’s the only sunny day we’re going to get this week. It’ll be stormy and windy and raining tomorrow and the day after. I think we may get half a day of not-rain sometimes in the middle of the week, but after that, it’s going to get cold, with more rain.

So I picked up my camera, went outside to the deck and took some pictures.

The light through the trees is amazing

Just a day of sunshine made me feel better. And I’m not dealing well with the time change. I can’t believe it’s not even 10 pm. It has been dark since a little past four. It’s going to be mostly dark for the next four months. I wonder if any of my winter coats still fit?


Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Opinionated writer with hopes for a better future for all plus a big helping of cynicism.

19 thoughts on “ONE GOLDEN DAY AMIDST A SEA OF MUD AND WIND – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. I do love oak trees, they are the trees of my childhood in England. I rarely saw any in South Australia but they grow quite well in Tasmania and there are some lovely ones in city parks.
    We started Daylight Saving early in October and it will go on till early April so the days are long now. I don’t mind it here but I hated it in South Australia because it made the hot days feel like they would never end. I wouldn’t really care if we didn’t have it though. I don’t know that it really saves money. I understand how it would have been useful in wartime England but that was a different set of circumstances.


  2. Lovely pictures, glorious sunshine! I hate that whole time change thing too…the animals aren’t fooled and it disgruntles everyone’s schedule. I’d complain and gripe about it, but what’s the use? They’re NEVER going to fix it….not in Utah anyway. Maybe Massachusetts will! I mean Arizona went there, right? Lucky besstids. 😉

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    1. They always talk about it, but don’t do it. What they do is make the change period shorter and shorter. It used to be from the beginning of October through the end of March. Now it’s November until the beginning of March — two months shorter. It annoys most people and the cows don’t care. It started during WW2 to keep the use of electricity lower, but it has lost its value long since. Now, it’s just another “tradition” with which we are pointlessly stuck. I’d rather have the light at the end of the day. This was also true when I was working. It was better to have light in which to drive HOME when you were tired.

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      1. Have to fully agree. Here it was doubly bad (and perhaps there too..) I drove to work in the dark and home again in the dark. And ‘they’ wonder why S.A.D. is so prevalent. My commiserations!


    2. Melanie, the dogs had their game face when their dinner time didn’t arrive as usual. I tried to explain the time change but they would not have any of that. I gave into their persistent barking.

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      1. Ah! Thanks Garry, you’ve explained why I had a lot of not very subtle ‘whining’ and long, sad looks from the chihuahuas…it was an HOUR past their dinner time….. Oh……..


    1. That’s what the oak trees do. By now, all the other trees are naked, but the oaks look like gold until the end of November, at which point most of them go fully bare. Some oaks don’t actually lose their leaves until spring, though. They are mostly deciduous, but not entirely.

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  3. We went for a drive to see the fall foliage today! We will be getting rain also. It was so beautiful and relaxing. I know how you feel about the time change. I have already been asleep and woke up before midnight ready for the next day 🙂 Jen

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