Monday, November 2, 2009

November

Feels like the weekend just flew by. Trick or treating included great conversations with neighbors, and lots of counting and sorting of the loot afterward (and, unfortunately, general disinterest in selling it to us as I'd hoped). The neighbor's ginkgo just lost all its leaves; while trick or treating we admired them in their koi pond. (If you look carefully, you'll see the reflection of a net from above. This is in place to protect the fish from eagles and heron (remember my recent photos of them?). Apparently when they first moved into the house they lost a few fish before realizing the need for protection.)

The sun was out all weekend. And that extra hour of sleep always comes at the right time, doesn't it? The year we got married, the time change happened the day after our wedding.


At the boys' school, El Dia de los Muertos is celebrated. The older students cut out the papel picado (photos below).

I hope your November is off to a good start.

13 comments:

Elisabelle said...

Nice new banner!
I love the picture of the candle:)

Francesca said...

I like the new banner with one single striking photo on the left! Happy November!

pve design said...

The banner fits you, nice a clean, simple, straightforward....I like!
Happy November.
pve

Purple Flowers said...

I'm not surprised your sons aren't interested in giving up their "goods". They worked and played for it!
Love your banner - that blue sky is outstanding.

Jess said...

Maybe it'll work better when they're older.
One of my past knitting students paid her son (who was 14 or so) a nickel per piece of candy, and he would use trick-or-treating as a money-making venture. He would go out again and again until he had a big enough haul.
One year he got $22. That's a lot of nickels...

Kwana said...

I love the window cutouts. I'm looking forward to a big writing November.

Barbara said...

Never would have thought to offer my kids money for their candy! Nor did my parents. It's a wonder everyone grew up happy and healthy isn't it?
Like very much your banner- such a blue sky....
Day of the Dead has always intrigued me- my daughter has a wonderful collection of things collected over the years.

nicola@which name? said...

such a time of change!
i love your new header, lecia!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Ina in Alaska said...

I have fitness goals for November. Since I began to play tennis (doubles) 7 years ago my gym attendance has dropped and the pounds have increased! This is unacceptable! So this November I plan to use the treadmill and elliptical machines on days I am not playing doubles! This is in addition to the dog walking which does not count as exercise (for me at least) xoxoxo

KPiep said...

The time change happened the night of our wedding...which was a tremendous - and unplanned - blessing!

I had to start laughing when I read about the koi pond protection. Oh the things we just don't consider!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Just a beautiful photograph of that candle....

Best,
Kary

Jessica said...

So November has been quite good! Someday I hope to do a marathon...that and write a book!

You Are My Fave said...

I kind of wanted to celebrate El Dia De Lost Muertos this year just so I could hang some pretty Mexican banners. I don't have any Spanish heritage whatsoever.