Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Happy November!

Happy November to all my friends and readers

New Calendar picture with this
beautiful watercolour painting by Hanka Koebsch


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November is the "ninth" month in the old calendar, the last of the four months with 30 days and the days are getting shorter and greyer. I have always liked November, definitely no more hot days but usually not too cold, either, at least in our area. In the Christian religion, we remember the dead mostly. I guess this is because we see the year running out as our lives do. And we celebrate the end of WWI. Enjoy this month with the beautiful watercolour painting by Hanka Koebsch. Isn't the little squirrel just too cute?

You can find a lot more wonderful pictures on their website here.

6 comments:

  1. And a good welcome to November for you. It's a month I enjoy. Veteran's Day, Mac is a Veteran, Thanksgiving and my younger sister's birthday. And this year we're going to New York City at the end of the month. Hope it's a good month for you.

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    1. Thank you so much, Janet. I hope that, too.

      Happy November!

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  2. Happy November Marianne! Love the squirrel.

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    1. It is just one of the cutest little critters. Unfortunately, in Europe they might get extinct one day, at least the red ones. Grey squirrels came over from the Americas and they push away their little red cousins. Well, let's hope they'll be around for a long long time still.

      Have a good month!

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  3. Marianne, in our last 'pen pal' email you posted your blog site. I am glad. But I am having so many literary experiences here I am like a teenager who just discovered the world and thinks it just started turning. One of your comments suggested reading a book about a country not of your origin. I randomly picked 'Istanbul' by Orhan Pamuk, thinking it was going to be a sort of travelogue, but it is NOT! What have I run into? By the time I reached page 75 - 80, I started asking myself 'What IS this all about'. It appears it is 'huzun' (loosely translated melancholy) but not of one person but a whole city of people. Loss of an era. His world. He is so obviously brilliant I can't read without a notebook to write down phrases, places, people, etc. to look up. I have entered a whole new world (emphasize 'I'. Truth be told, I am rather disconcerted! Oh, NO! I must look up that word to be sure I am using it properly. I got a notebook and labeled it 'Reading Vocabulary'. Worlds within worlds.

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    1. Oh Shirley, I am so happy about that. I love Orhan Pamuk, he is one of my favourite authors and I aim to read all his books. We'll have to talk about it more in our e-mails.

      And what a wonderful idea with the "reading vocabulary". I might copy that.

      Talk to you soon,
      Marianne

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