Quote & Photograph – The Heart of November

“November is usually such a disagreeable month as if the year had suddenly found out she was growing old and could do nothing but weep and fret over it.” ~ Anne Shirley (L.M . Montgomery)

I love the heart of Anne Shirley in L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables novels. There are so many wise quotes and life lessons in the books. I’ve read the stories many times over and love to rewatch Megan Follows as Anne Shirley in the 1980’s series, Anne of Green Gables.

November is full of change; the glorious jewel-like colors of Autumn leaves have vanished and left behind the rough textures of grasses burnished to golden hues by the frost. The cooler weather has cleared out the dense undergrowth in our forests, giving us the opportunity to indulge in a short hike this past weekend.

We’ve always wanted to see this beautiful pond up close, but it would be lunacy to try and forge through the massive amounts of undergrowth in summer. In November, when bare branches rule the day, it was finally possible to clamber over the strands of thorny, but leafless brambles to get our first look at this small pond near Belleplain State Forest.

17 thoughts on “Quote & Photograph – The Heart of November

  1. What an adventure Kathy ! I am glad you attempted it. There is always time and space for surprises in life, isn’t there and one should not shy away from making surprises for oneself, I think. The pond is beautiful. I love the Anne of Green Gables books myself and am a fan of L M Montgomery too. In our part of the world, we love November because it gives us a time to take time slow and enjoy the cold weather. But I can understand how one can easily tire of the cold and wintry days. Anne certainly said the best things ever. ” I am so glad to live in a world there are Octobers”. ” My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes”.

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    1. Timelesslady

      Oh Susie, that is another good quote. I love those books. I think I’m going to have to listen to it on tape while I go about my household tasks. I’ve done that before, and since it is in the public domain I can find it as an audio book on Youtube. I like weather that doesn’t need a coat. I love to run outdoors without any encumbrances and coats are bulky and limit movement. I also miss my flowers and the butterflies.

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