What a pleasant month

In the olden days they said:

“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.”

But nowadays it appears November is mild, calm and continuing Golden – should we pleased or worried?

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When this is blended with the angles of the near-solstice sun new illuminations appear

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Up above the clouds feather and drift

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mirroring the still standing meadow

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where Jessie searches for voles

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as her hunting ground is slowly diminished

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Her tail flag bobs as she explores

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Lottie finds a new spot to catch a bit of warmth

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Down in Bodger’s Corner the workshop is taking shape

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Meanwhile we continue to look for re-purposes

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So the Half-Moon is here

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and we remember that last time Winter did not properly come until March:

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