Looks like you all had some interesting takes on Assignment 4: November. I would like to report that November in upstate New York as returned to normal. Grey clouds, rain and colder weather has set in for the rest of the month.
Carsten, one of three Danish contributors here, started us out with a steel gray reflections a on a very still lake. Then he followed it up something which brightens each of his Novembers the last 20 years or so, his daughter’s birthday.
Anna Preston told us what November means to her with more reflections this time from Kansas. Don’t be surprised, cows in a red field is something Anna knows how to do well.
Our new friend, Nye, who is living in the southeast of the US by way of southeast Asia, talks about a Blue November with a lot of color and some help from her dog, Max.
Amy-Lynn from the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, joined us for the first time with her take on November living near a sea marsh of gold.
The talented Birgitte from Denmark favored us with one of her collages which alternatively gives us dark and bright images of November.
I chimed in with my take on what happens to all those pumpkins which don’t get chosen for Halloween.
Isa from Switzerland shares with us what her garden looks like in November. However, she could not help but include her beagle, Ninio.
For awhile this week, I was worried this was all I would get this time. However, my favorite bloggers came through for me as always. Thanks!
Kanniduba and TheDailyClick where on the same wavelength with their “What November Means to Me” photo essays. KD gave a past, present and future look at November in upstate NY. Michaela, who did a series of November photos on her blog, chronicled what a November in Texas is like.
Our third and newest Dutch contributor, Annemiek, introduced us to the Danish word for autumn, herfst, in some remarkable photos.
Robert from Canada contributed two posts about November. The first one showed us a discovery of color in the middle of November drab. He followed that up with a golden walk through the woods once the leaves have all fallen.
Gerry from that wonderful place in Michigan called Torch Lake took a page from Birgitte with her own collage of photos taken from the roadside in November. Gerry submitted a couple more from her cast of Torch Lake Views irregulars with two different views of the same subject. First, Babs showing her skill with a fast lens gives us a portrait of a milkweed releasing seeds into the wind. Second, Katherine created a textured and artful image of another milkweed plant.
Bernie Kasper from the BFK Photography blog has been recovering from the swine flu but still managed to find and share with us a beautiful November stream.
Deanna, who says her blog started out as a travel blog but ended up a Mommy one, mixed them together and gave us a post of November frost and cruises. Deanna also runs photo challenges on her blog if you are interested.
Lastly, Jennifer slide in at the last minute with her take on November called No Leaves, No Flowers… Thank you for joining us!
This was not the easiest assignment to do. November seems to be one of those times of the year people would rather not bother to go in. You all came through with flying colors even if there wasn’t much of that to photograph.
As I said in the introduction to this assignment, this is the last one for 2009. December is usually a very busy time for everyone including me. For those who are clicking through to my flickr photos (in the left sidebar), you know I’ll soon be off to the House of Mouse. Hope you are all ready for it!