Nov. 18, 2021: Bare Trees

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Second Quarter Waxing Moon in Taurus

Neptune, Chiron, Uranus Retrograde

Cloudy and cold

We’re moving steadily toward winter. The foliage colors have peaked, and there are many bare trees now. The wind has picked up most days, so the leaves still hanging on dance around once they let go. There are a lot of evergreen varieties, so the contrast between the evergreens and the deciduous trees is interesting. And the scent of pine is beautiful.

We had a few snow flurries on Tuesday morning, but nothing stuck. The frost on the car windows is thick enough to need scraping off in the mornings. The heat kicks on earlier and stays on longer.

We’re moving plants into the apartment from the front porch, because it’s getting to cold to leave them out there, even though the windows are closed. The porch isn’t insulated. My lemon plant, in particular, was shivering. I put it in the reading corner of my office, where there’s a lot of natural light and it’s near the heater.

Thanksgiving is next Thursday. I can hardly believe it. I’m looking forward to tucking in for the winter. And planning a small container garden for next spring.

How are things where you’re going?


4 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Pat Marinelli
    Nov 18, 2021 @ 16:58:55

    The trees her finally peaked this weekend, though they’ve been losing leaves before that. All plants have been brought in now also. Today is warm (we could hit 70) but we are getting a freeze tonight.


  3. davaleestewart
    Nov 22, 2021 @ 14:59:30

    Even here in balmy Tennessee, we are past the peak of leaf color. It felt like it lasted longer than usual this year, and I was glad. Now, the starker bones of the trees are showing. I don’t love it, and dream of planting seeds in warm soil. But! the garlic we planted is sprouting, so that’s fun.


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