November: Depressing? Or with Hidden Gems?

I really don’t like November.  It’s dank, dismal, dreary and depressing, despite being my elder daughter’s birthday month (my Bonfire Night baby).  I need a project to cheer me up.

I’ve found one.  I’ll take at least one photo in the walled garden, every single day throughout the month, come rain, come shine.

Then on Thursday I read Amy’s blog post in which she celebrates the changing season in Yosemite with a glorious gallery of photos.  She’s joined Sue’s blogging challenge called, of course, Changing Seasons.  That seems to be a perfect peg to hang my photos on.

My shots today show the garden on a thoroughly Novemberish sort of Friday: raining, of course.  Later on this month, I’ll post again.  Whatever the weather, I hope it’ll show that even in November, beginning with the final vestiges of summer, and winter setting in towards the end of the month, that the walled garden is a fine place to be.


This is also an entry for Six Word Saturday.

50 thoughts on “November: Depressing? Or with Hidden Gems?”

  1. My daughter is a November baby and so is her son, I can’t think of anything else good about November! Your garden is lookin better than mine, I was out in the mud yesterday trying to idy up a bit. Your plan is more ambitious – I am trying to remember to take a picture on the first of each month, especially the wallflowers I’ve planted.

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  2. I don’t mind November – still plenty of colour around. Our Cosmos is in full flower. It’s February I dislike (even though I had a February baby!) – feels like Spring will never arrive.
    Lovely pictures of the garden – looking forward to seeing more.

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    1. Where shall I start? The nights are getting ever longer. It’s foggy and miserable. The shops are full of Christmas tat, so that it becomes increasingly difficult to enjoy Christmas when it legitimately comes around. And as if that weren’t enough, this year we’ve got a F***ing election too. By February however, the nights are getting lighter, the snowdrops are out, maybe crocus too, and spring is in the air.


  3. November is a dreary month and always seems to take so much longer than 30 days. However, if I had that lovely garden, so full of colour to gaze upon, it would make it so much easier. Here, the leaves are off the trees, snow comes and goes, thus dreary browns and greys are everywhere! Looking forward to seeing your photographs, it just might cheer up my November.

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  4. Your garden in early November is beautiful. It’s definitely a hidden gem. My garden, on the other hand, has been through several frosts and is very brown. Not sure whether it is a hidden gem.

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      1. I did that yesterday, Margaret, as on Tuesday we are doing a walk in memory of a lovely lady who died way too early, and I don’t want to miss it. I expect there will be gentle indulgence afterwards. 🙂 🙂

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  5. The Walled Garden is looking wonderful! So much colour still and so many leaves, too! You may think me strange but I quite like November. I love misty and foggy days with water droplets everywhere and first frosts (though we’ve already had a frost in October). I don’t like the really wet gloomy days, (though we can have those at any time of the year) but appreciate spending time indoors on projects abandoned in the spring.

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  6. Oh I like that idea. It’s easy to miss subtle changes in a garden, but a photo a day will no doubt throw up some interesting detail or two. I think the Bretons had it about right calling November ‘the black month’. I wonder, in this digital age, if any people still continue the retreat to the fireside with storytelling traditions during this month.

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  7. I’ve been away and am trying to get caught up here, skipping a lot of posts, but your photo stopped me–the garden looks beautiful and is a perfect example of why I actually really like November. It’s not as flashy but those colors just thrill me.

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