Nov 1, 2011

November at the Garden Gate...

How can it be,
that November is knocking at the garden gate,
so soon?

So far we have only had a touch of frost,
but it is chilly...
but it wouldn't be Autumn,
without deliciously fresh weather
and bright blue skies...

Grab a sweater (or coat)
and a scarf...
I'll show you around...


November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.

-  Elizabeth Coatsworth


Lots of leaves are still hanging on,
but the garden is bathed in a soft glow,
a golden light...

(the stewartia tree in it's fall glory)

don't you love the clear blue skies of a cold day,
and the night skies so full of stars?


The Beauty Berries are abundant...

colorful leaves and berries are to be expected,
but there are also roses to be found,
random blooms to be sought out....


Some tattered...


some are bruised,
but still holding their heads high and proud...

knowing they are still beautiful...


then there are the surprise finds,
a perfect little bit of Eden...


others are as fresh and tender
as a rainy spring morn...


glorious in the Autumn sun...



enough to gather a small bundle...


to lovingly arrange
on the sideboard shelf...

November Roses,
can brighten the coldest day...

Today I am joining,
&

Thanks for strolling with me today...

22 comments:

Kathy said...

Your garden is still looking good! I noticed once Georgia was cooler than some northwestern states! But, I do love this time of the year! Cool mornings and warm afternoons. Your roses are breathtaking, even if a few are a little tattered. Thank you so much for sharing with A Return To Loveliness,
God Bless,
Kathy

Blondie's Journal said...

I never knew that some roses could survive in this weather. It looks like you still have some beauties!!

XO,
Jane

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful poem to accompany your pictures. You do such a nice job on your blog, Bella- I always love coming here-xo Diana

Linda Anne Young said...

I enjoyed your poems! The beauty berry plant is spectacular, never heard of it until this year! The roses are so beautiful, your garden must be such a pleasure to you! I love visiting your blog, and I'm pleased as can be that you visited mine! November means that winter approaches with my favorite holidays, and winter beauty! Blessings!

Delisa said...

Hi Bella, your blog is so beautiful! The poetry and the pictures are wonderful! My name is Delisa and I saw your comment over on Kathy's blog and thought I would come over and take a look at your rose cottage. I am 48 years old and live in a small country town in Georgia. I love to write, knit and crochet, and take care of my beloved golden retriever Barkley. Your roses are heavenly! I used to have a lovely rose garden back when I lived in California, my favorites were the "peace" roses and the "double delights". Unfortunately they do not grow well in my little part of Georgia as I have discovered, the land of every rose eating insect known to mankind. :) But we do have beautiful pine trees, farms and cotton fields in full bloom. It is my favorite time of year. I love all the fresh, crisp weather. Have a wonderful evening ahead! Delisa :)

Light and Voices said...

Your November roses sure brightened my day. Thanks.
Joyce M

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful! Enjoyed the poem and the pictures.

Blessings,
Sandi

Judi said...

Hi Bella
Thank you for a lovely tour. I love the berries they are such a beautiful colour and the blue skies and your beautiful roses. You have a such a way with roses and therefore you can bathe in their beauty.
have a good rest of the evening.
Judi xo

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love those back lit roses! Everything still seems so green in your garden. I don't know what I was expecting. Aren't the fall colors so brilliant? The cottonwoods along the river are almost irridescent in places. I like the look of an aging garden. So nice you can still get a beautiful bundle of roses to bring inside. xx

Cydney said...

Lovely roses, nice photographs all makes for a beautiful day!

Sincerely,Cydney from Rose Petals Nursery.com

Gayle said...

Love the pictures of the last of the roses Bella.
Blessings,
Gayle from Behind the Gate

Gracie's Cottage said...

I love the light in autumn; your photos are beautiful!

Jan

gilda said...

Hello Bella,
Now that's a wonderful virtual tour ... there are images in these great pictures that I have left for their open-mouthed wonder!
I love watching nature at this time of year, gives us surprises like these :-)
A hug ..
Gilda

Elna said...

Beautiful roses and the lovely color it is on the berries.

Regards from Sweden
Elna

Μαζί... KaPa said...

So beutiful the roses the berries...So romantic almost sad!! I love your photos...

Madelief said...

Dear Bela,

The roses in your garden still look beautiful! In my garden all the plants have finally gone to sleep. It's a joy to still see some colour in yours. The Callicarpa berries look lovely!

Happy day,

Madelief x

Esta de moda said...

Your garden has amzing colors!!
Photos and poem of yours perfectly match!!
Kisses,Olgianna!!
http://estade-moda.blogspot.com/

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Bella... your roses are still so pretty... I snipped most of mine the other day when a hard frost was predicted... this morning it is 25 degrees here... brrr!... but I do love the blue sky that comes later in the day and the stunning display of stars at night like you talk about... xoxo Julie Marie

Mrs.Rabe said...

Your garden is still so lovely...the beauty berry is a delight.

Deanna

Barb and Dell said...

Your garden and roses are still beautiful. I love the November poem. I'm visiting from Outdoor Wednesday.
Barb

Linda said...

Your garden still looks beautiful even in the cooler weather...your roses are always delightful to look at!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

How lovely! Your roses are divine! Thank you for the visit and the sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. Hope you have a grand day. Toodles, Kathryn