The Changing Seasons, November 2021

And so the world keeps spinning on its axis. Let’s pretend everything is just fine. Life is better that way. Reality can be a grim and gloomy place to live.

Holiday time has arrived. Whether or not you celebrate Christmas or Chanukah or both or nothing, it’s the end of the year. Let’s hope we somehow find a way to work through the thicket of disasters and find something beautiful.

It has been — for obvious reasons — a beg month for baking and cooking. Fruitcake and apple crisp, bread pudding and stuffed chicken. Cranberry relish and quiche Lorraine. I’ve gained two pounds and enjoyed every bite.

We got new bedding in bright colors and put up new lights on the living room windows. The same tree is back, but I love the continuity of having the same tree each year. I suppose some would find it boring, but these days, I’m grateful we can renew the experience.

We saw the last of the autumn foliage blaze up, then fall and be swept away. It snowed last night and I think we’ll see more tonight. That’s normal for this part of the world. Normal is a wonderful thing. We have had too little normal.

About The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is a monthly project where bloggers around the world share their thoughts and feelings about the month just gone. We all approach this slightly differently — though generally with an emphasis on the photos we’ve taken during the month.

For many of us, looking back over these photos provides the structure and narrative of our post, so each month is different. Some focus on documenting the changes in a particular project — such as a garden, an art or craft project, or a photographic diary of a familiar landscape.

But in the end, it is your changing season, and you should approach it however works for you.

There are no fixed rules around post length or photo number — just a request that you respect your readers’ time and engagement.

Tags and ping-backs

Tag your photos with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them

Create a ping-back to Brian at Bushboys World or to Ju-Lyn at Touring My Backyard, so they can update it with links to everyone who joins.

May the coming new year bring us the optimism we need to make it through the crises that seem to never end and may whatever you wish for be yours. Because you deserve it.

Categories: #Birds, #ChangingSeasons, #foliage, #gallery, #MonthlyPhotoChallenge, #Photography, Anecdote, Autumn, Holidays

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9 replies

  1. Coincidentally, I thought of spinning, turning, rolling in my Changing Seasons post; great minds!!!

    I admire your determination in seeking out The Beautiful despite the challenges surrounding us. Lovely & thoughtful images you share with us – I particularly love your watercolour!


    • I have to keep hope alive — even when I seriously doubt it will mean anything. We need hope, even futile hope.


      • I hear you … I firmly believe that when we put hope out there, or random acts of kindness, or anything that attempts to make the world a better place, will make a difference even if it may not be readily apparent to us.

        Sending you lots of positive energy, and a BIG HUG!


  2. Thank you for sharing!


  3. Love the bird photos Marilyn. Squirrels must be entertaining to have around 🙂 🙂



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