November’s Pleasures

November is usually a brilliant month. There is something about the fall sunlight on the colored leaves and flowers that shows them at their best. Bright contrast and details of leaves not seen with the chlorophyll present. I’m pairing the last rose of fall with the first camellia to bloom and ‘John Clayton’ honeysuckle that has some blooms all year long.  Happy Thanksgiving.

'John Clayton' honeysuckle with crossvine

Queen of Denmark

'Pink Icicle' camellia


Ephemeral . . . word for Wednesday.

The word for Wednesday is ephemeral: fleeting, short-lived, impermanent. Two examples: the web of the zipper spider or Argiope aurantica and the spider herself.

web and black and gold garden spider

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