Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving morning

Over night the canyon received a dusting of snow.  Our house is filled with the scent of roasting turkey.  The table is set, ready for family and friends to head over the rivers and through the woods.  Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

First Snow of the Season

Thursday morning,  I awoke to see a dusting of snow on the grass, the first snow of the season.  The TV weather reporter said that Salt Lake City, Filmore and other cities South received a significant amount of snow from the storm.  Here in Ogden Canyon, I received a dusting of snow.  The most significant event that this strom bought for us was our first hard freeze of the season.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Full Super Moon

Last night, a full large moon peered over the upper canyon mountains, playing hide and seek with me.    A beautiful silver moon.
Later when I left the canyon, I spotted it again. It was seemingly trapped in black branches in the trees in the backyard of the house I was house sitting.  I watched off and on throughout the evening.  After a little Internet research,  this super moon appears to be the largest and brightest since 1948.
Then, this morning just after sunrise I saw it one more time in a turquoise and burnt orange western sky.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

A Havest of Iceland Poppies

The November weather this week has been above average.  My mother must think that a cold change is expected soon.  Today, she harvested the Iceland poppies from the garden.  In the kitchen on the window sill by the sink is a vase of bright pink poppies with their curved fuzzy stems, wrinkled pink tissue paper petals, and bright yellow necklace of pollen stamens.

The vase in the bathroom is filled with more curved and twisted fuzzy stems, and fuzzy flower pods with just at touch of wrinkled tissue petals peeking out white, pink, orange.  This bouquet  has only one full blown white poppy commanding your attention.

Fall Back

Utah on Sunday switched back to standard time from daylight savings.  The sun is setting as we leave work which makes for some lovely muted orange light shining through the Art Center's beveled glass windows.  I love this glow and the rainbows the beloved glass and sunlight create.  It is however hard to assimulate to the darkness that come too soon to the canyon.  It seems like it is such as short twilight, you return home from work and it is dark.  A dark of night, witch very little light.  The moon seems reclutant to fight this dark.  I invariably find myself taking a nap from 7:30 to 8:15 pm.  The wonder where the time has gone.  Why am I unable to accomplish things?

Oh, sorry, I must have dozed off.  My bedroom light also seem reclutant to fight the dark.

Monday, November 7, 2016

November To Do list

It is the first Monday of November, and I have a moment to create a list of projects to complete.  Already on my November list:
Celebrate my mother's 90th Birthday -  done.  We took her out for dinner on her birthday, and then Pat, the director of the Eccles Community Art Center had a celebration for her on the First Friday Art Stroll with cake, balloons, flowers, and best wishes from all the patrons that attended.

My annual stint replacement surgery - done, I am feeling fine.

The November Art Stroll - done.

Vote. - done.  I mailed in my ballot.

The second annual portfolio review for high school students - done.
Done, done and done.
Still to complete:
Change my closet from Fall to Winter clothes.  Although the weather is still lovely, I know that we will be needing sweaters and coats soon.- done
Finish reading "Nemesis" by Catherine Coulter
Write and Mail my Thanksgiving correspondence-- done
Finish a watercolor painting- done

For work:
Create a paper bag turkey for the Toddler Art class.- done
Finish putting together the winter class schedule. - done

Look for more creative pursuits and take longer morning walks while the weather is so lovely.

What plans do you have for November.
Oh, it appears that I will be assisting with the making of Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Painted with Sunlight

Sunrise and morning rain clouds create a golden light that paints the ridges of the canyon's eastern mountains.  The eastern sky glows golden.