Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November 30/ Nature Notes

Wet but NOT snowy

I woke up this morning to half an inch of snow on the grass so I guess we did not quite make it through  November totally snow free. Until last night, we had had rain and overcast skies but the temperatures had been fairly mild (for Ontario in late autumn).

Largest square: while some ferns have dried and turned brown, hardier ones are still green. This one is thriving in shallow dirt between two cedar logs in a forest.

Moving clockwise. the wild cucumbers are dried and brown now (I haven't seen any that have turned lacy yet though.); WHAT?! A dandelion in flower!; a wild strawberry leaf turning reddish on moss; lichen and moss growing together; and moss on this rock turning brown in some places.

Can you believe it that tomorrow will be December 1st?

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20 comments:

Buttons said...

Beautiful collage.. I must admit I am loving this Ontario weather. Does that make me less a Canadian? :) B

Neal said...

We had snow yesterday (11/29) also. None of it stuck to the ground where I live but about 15 miles south of us the ground was white.

Judy said...

I love to see ferns in the woods. No snow here yet and no I can't believe it's December 1st...Where did November go?

Sandra said...

24 days and counting for Christmas, yes i believe it. time in our lives is on fast forward, we are jumping into the future at a rapid pace. when i say or write 2011 it freaks me out because as a child the futuristic movies were in this year.. love the yellow dandelion. i love yellow wild flowers.

see you there! said...

The fern is hanging in there, that's great. December already? Yikes!

Darla

Rachel said...

I love all of the shades of green and the textures!

TexWisGirl said...

a beautiful mosaic!

Jill said...

Gorgeous textures and colors!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Beautiful, it has been a fantastic autumn, how can it be December tomorrow!

Sylvia K said...

Love your collage! Such lovely memories of autumn! It is indeed so hard to realize it will be December in a few hours!! Time flies these days whether you're having fun or not!! Fortunately, I usually do have fun! Hope you are, too! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

Sylvia

Susan said...

Love this!!!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

beautiful autumnal collage!
love this!

Carver said...

I love the diversity of your collage. The ferns look so vibrant and fun spotting a dandelion.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely nature mosaic. It is nice to see the fern still hanging in there. It is so pretty. Love the colors and your photos. Have a great day.

You can never take too many pictures said...

Thanks for your comments....we had a good inch of freezing rain then this snow on top.....I had a snow day for sure....no venturing on our hwys. for me!!!!! Yes I agree Dec. first already....but for once I'm all done decorating and have also all my gifts bought!!!! Wow is it nice to be so far ahead this year!!!!!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

This is a beautiful nature collage with its various tones and textures.

Arija said...

A beautiful autumn mosaic. Love the silvery lichen sitting up like rabbits. We are in our first day of summer fire-bans while you are enjoying your first snows.

NatureFootstep said...

so many colors still there? It is so great. :)

Rose said...

I really like this...love the lighting.

Rambling Woods said...

It was an unusual November here too. We finally had some snow showers, but nothing stuck. I too found a dandelion in bloom...lol...Have a great weekend EG....Michelle

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