Today, a drawing from Paul from years ago, as well as an update on yard work, etc.
I’m torn about this time of year. My immediate thought is that I love it; on the other hand, the long periods without sun can plunge me into depression. However, with the onset of the Christmas season, plus the warm fire on cold dark nights, late fall comes in a winner. It might be my favourite time of year, all in all.
Late fall is a fun time to do yard work, although you can’t do it every day. Today, though, it’s 11°C, with a sprinkle now and then. I gathered some more leaves, put out compost, and took down our hanging baskets. They still have blooming flowers, but my wife wanted me to take them down because they look “scraggly.” By the way: we still have fresh flowers on our outdoor fuchsias.
Any university student knows how much work November demands. It’s a time of transformation; by the end of it, the student realizes he/she has been changed by the courses.
For the non-students, November might well be a time of reflection. After all, the business of Christmas can entirely consume December, when you consider the decorating, the parties, and the shopping. For many, November offers the last chance to reflect on the year before it’s gone.
Whatever your feelings about November, we’re in it now:) Thanks for stopping by. I leave you with this drawing by Paul, which he made I don’t remember when. It’s of Captain Haddock, from the Tin Tin series.