Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Not So Wordless Wednesday: November at the Lake

November is the bleakest month. Brightly colored leaves are just a memory, cold temperatures return, sunshine is in short supply, and, as we bid farewell to Daylight Savings Time, early darkness is upon us.

This morning though, an intense strip of sunlight illuminated the shoreline across the lake and I couldn't resist reaching for my camera. The photos don't really begin to capture the beauty, but a new seasonal blog header must be in here somewhere...






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  1. You can really see the bleakness in these photos but the spots of bright green here and there promise something else entirely. Love these photos.

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    1. Thanks, Ti! We appreciate beauty wherever we can find it in November.

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  2. It is a subtle beauty...very gentle. I love it.

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    1. Sandy - Beauty is definitely more subtle around here in November!

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  3. The colors are so lovely. What a beautiful view!

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    1. Anbolyn - I love how our view changes every day... even every hour!

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  4. I love it and yep, a new blogger pic will soon be showing up!! :D

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    1. Staci - Just changed my header photo!

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  5. I think November is a beautiful month. I love how the sunsets around 4:15 and casts a beautiful glow of light along the tree lines. Our trees still have color...tons of it. It is just beautiful this time of year. I think December is a bleaker month, although I get excited when the Winter Solistice happens and the days get longer again.

    Beautiful pictures.

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    1. Brenda - You're lucky to still have color! The November sun, when we have it, is spectacular. By December, we usually have a blanket of fresh white snow. That makes everything new, fresh, and beautiful once again.

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  6. There are still trees with yellow and red leaves. November still has some color. Will miss it.

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    1. Harvee - Not much color left around here... I miss it already.

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  7. I hadn't thought about November being bleak. What I noticed this week, every day as I left work around 4:15 was the the brilliant sun shining through a darkened - pre-dusk sky.

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    1. Diane - I think the bleak notion came from my husband. We have very little sunshine in central NY this time of year (it's a notoriously cloudy area), so days like this are a blessing.

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  8. It's beautiful and not at all bleak. There's a little vignette that I see out of my living room window of trees in front of a very Parisian looking roofline. When the light hits it a certain way, it absolutely glows. I was reading last weekend and spent much of the time entranced by the light - but I wasn't able to capture it (though I tried) as well as you did.

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    1. Audrey - Why is it that light is so elusive to the camera's eye? My area is notorious for its lack of sunshine, especially this time of year (maybe related to the Great Lakes?). It seems to bother my husband quite a bit, but I've grown accustomed to it. Hope you'll share some of your photos.

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  9. Great pix! Any place near water is beautiful in my mind! It's not too bleak here in November. Check back with me in January, though!

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    1. Les - Water really does make any scene attractive! We're usually blanketed in snow by January and that takes away much of the bleakness for me... I'm even happier if we can escape to Sanibel ;-)

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