November Blooms

I cannot believe these beautiful days that just keep coming.  And though last Friday it was pretty cold on the playground after school, the sun was shining and that makes all the difference.  It is November and I suspect those raw, damp, dark days will arrive sooner than later, we’ve all been enjoying the gift these days have been.

 

So of course I spent some time outside, walking about enjoying whatever caught my eye.  The leaves are for the most part, on the ground, and those are beautiful too, it was the berries on this day that were in abundance.  This first picture was taken in our backyard of a porcelain berry vine.  The berries don’t stay this color for long but I think they are just so beautiful.  Some are a delicate blue,

and some are a deep, rich purple while others are green.    They don’t last long, between the birds finding them and the threat of a hard frost which turns the leaves brown and shrivels the berries.

These next photos were taken at the farm, all on the same day.  I don’t know what the first two trees are but they grow right next to each other.    I noticed some little bird’s nests in nearby trees now that the leaves are gone, so these must be a favorite treat.

 

This orange berried bush is pyracantha, or Fire Thorn.  It is growing here in a great tangle so I didn’t get too close but it is so pretty hanging in dense bunches against bare branches, and thorns.  Did I mention the thorns?

This last photo is a variety of cranberry bush (though not edible to us) and again the berries don’t last long once the birds discover them.

That is all this Monday morning.  Enjoy this lovely weather to start the week!

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