Friday, November 25, 2016

Novembers Past and Present



I hope you all of you American readers had a nice Thanksgiving. Mr. C. and I had a pretty quiet Thanksgiving Day because, as you know, our entire family gets together for a wonderful Thanksgiving in mid October. I wouldn't change a thing about that. So rather than turkey and stuffing and pumpkin pie and a houseful of people, we were eating chili and green salad and pumpkin cheesecake (the recipe which I'll share with you soon because it's so good and so easy!)  and watching the kittens play. This is not a bad thing, folks. It was a nice, quiet day.

You wouldn't believe how much time I spent looking through photo archives yesterday evening. I can waste an incredible amount of time editing and resizing photos. This post is pretty much a random collection of photos. We've had some quite cold and snowy Novembers, and then again we've had some years where we didn't get snow until December 13. Those are usually my favorite.




So all of the photos in this post are some of my favorite November photos from various years, 2013-2016, kind of grouped together. There aren't any family photos among them for these collages because I tend to do enough of that in other posts. The green barn is my favorite barn in the area, and of course I'm so grateful for the view from our front porch. We see some amazing sunrises.


You can probably guess which November this is. 

Update on the kittens, because several of you have asked:  The family who were going to look at the kittens and maybe take all three of them and their mama, texted me and backed out. It seems that they just had a new baby two weeks ago (Yeah, what were they thinking???- regarding the cats, that is.) So anyway, there are two other parties interested in at least one kitten, and Tuppence is still hissing at everyone besides Mr. C. and me. Do you see that middle kitten in the photo above? That is Smokey, and how I would love to keep that sweet kitten (well, all of them, actually), but we'll see what happens. We might have to keep gates up for the rest of Tuppence's life. Sigh.

 Lionel and Tuppence, upper right
He's the only cat she's ever loved (or tolerated)



This post is linked to Amy's Five on Friday
and Eileen's Saturday's Critters
and Tom's Barn Collective
and Maggie's Mosaic Monday


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31 comments:

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I love your montage of November memories :)

Susan said...

Okay I am in love with a cow. The first one, reddish brown, oh my! What a cutie.

I love all your pix though, and yes the green barn is wonderful, but that cow!

My hubby and I were alone as well, and though I miss my family, they have in laws so.......hubby and I spent the day making wool trees. Okay he made the wooden stands and I made the trees, but it was a fun day's project.

Have a great holiday season.

Empty Nester said...

That. Cow. OMGosh, what a face! And the kittens and their mama! Who knows, it's the Christmas season and a time for miracles. Maybe yours will be that Tuppence comes around! :)

Sandra said...

I love cows, I love dogs, I love kittens, I love all your memories here both past and present. maybe we should all pray over Tuppence that she will have a change of heart.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, being an animal lover I think your images of the cows, dogs and kittens are adorable. I love the all. The green barn is nice, the color is different than most barn I see. Wonderful memories and photos. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Arlene Grimm said...

Loving all your pictures Judy. You do a great job at capturing the moment!!

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

A wonderful collection, Judy. Uplifting and fun - they made me smile anyway! All the best to you and Mr Cranberry.

Jedidja said...

O I love your red bird! Never seen. I wish I could see this bird once with my own eyes. So beautiful.

Stephanie said...

Good morning, lovely Judy! Yesterday was a delightful day with my husband, son, and parents. and today is going to be a wonderful day of relaxation {{smiles}} It's always a joy to visit you, sweet friend.

Your photos are beautiful {as always}. Have a glorious weekend. Hugs!

Jenny Woolf said...

Together with February November is one of the most dismal months but your pictures make it look lovely! Your Thanksgiving sounds very pleasant. Sometimes it's good to miss the crowds and hassle.

Carrie B. said...

I always love the eye candy of your photo collages Judy. So beautiful!!

I'm so sorry that family backed out. I would so love to take one, and if we didn't have allergies I would have grabbed one up already!! Such a bummer!! I'll pray for Tuppence to behave and that one way or another all works out for those little sweeties.

Blessings on the rest of your weekend dear Gal. xoxo

Lowcarb team member said...

So lovely to see your photo collection ...

Wishing you a good weekend ahead.

All the best Jan

Terri D said...

Such sweet photos! I really enjoyed seeing your Novembers past and present! By the way, the soaps arrived a few days ago! Love, love, love them!

Cathy said...

Hubby and I spent Thanksgiving alone too. It was a nice, quiet, relaxing day. We had a beef roast and noodles for dinner. I enjoyed your pictures, as always.

Lynne said...

Really, REALLY wonderful photos . . .
Loved this post!
Kittens and Green Barn . . .
Warm me right down through my toes!
Thank you for beautiful November . . .

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful collage photos Judy. I love those highland cows (?). Oh I hope someone will take your kitties and their mama. Have a wonderful weekend!

podso said...

I like the sounds of your Thanksgiving, and enjoyed your photos. I do hope something really good works out for your house guests!

Mrs.T said...

Beautiful photos. Love that green barn! My hubby and I ate Thanksgiving dinner alone too. The day wasn't quite as relaxing as I pictured, but it was good. In the evening we went to my daughter's for pie and games.

Looking forward to that pumpkin cheesecake recipe, especially since you describe it as easy!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am an animal and dog lover. They are all so cute, great critters. I had to stop back and say thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Cindy said...

Beautiful pictures! The landscapes and the pets, I loved them all!

Coastal Ripples said...

Lovely photo montages. Such beautiful kittens. Love them to bits. I'd keep them all if I were you :) B x

Tom said...

Judy, what a collection of barns and rural scenes! Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you again soon.

Debby Ray said...

Ahh...such lovely images of your Novembers through the years! What precious critters, one and all. Your Thanksgiving sounded really nice...as much as I love` turkey with all the trimmings, your chili and pumpkin cheese cake sounded wonderful! Have a great week, Judy!

Pauline W said...

That's a great way to capture memories of a month. You are fortunate to see so many lovely sights in any month.

Michelle said...

Your collection of photos is just gorgeous.

Lea said...

Great photos, everyone of them!
I was thinking the middle kitten would be the one I would love to keep, too!

Maggie said...

Hi Judy,
what a great idea for a post, I may be inspired to do something similar with December pix for next week's MM. Sorry the new home for the kittens fell through, I hope they all find new families very soon.
Happy MM.
Maggie

Linda H said...

What beautiful photos,and they must bring back so many wonderful memories for you! Your header photo is stunning, and the kittens are so sweet!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love looking through photos too...and cropping and playing with them. Love those little Christmas angels and all of your pets of course! Enjoy your week sweet friend. Hugs!

Sylvia said...

Judy, You have captured some great animal pics. I really like your cardinal photo. Great shot. Sylvia D.

Lorrie said...

November is a beautiful month through your lens. Lots of interesting things going on - love the red cardinal in the tree. Hope there's a solution for your sweet kitties soon.

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