The first snow of the season is always a delight.

The one exception would be if you’re getting that Nor’easter that slaps the East Coast of the United States and Atlantic Canada. ‘Nuff said.



The last day of November.

On the Hump of Wednesday.

We’re getting that first dreamy snowfall.

This is a bundle of winter greens awaiting assembly with giant pine cones and stems of pretty silver balls into a fat, red pot by the front door. Can’t wait.

The Nearly Wild Rose in the back garden is nearly gone.

Last of the pumpkins sitting by the compost. Squatter’s rights.

The Pink Fairy Roses along the drive. They did really well their first year. The color!

Part of the new frontscape under snow. I like it!

And a good Hump Day to you all.

Thus endeth NaBloPoMo, 30 days of blogging in November!

I flit, I float, I fleetly flee…

Tomorrow is the last day of 30 days of blogging in November for NaBloPoMo on BlogHer.

I did it.

With enthusiasm, I did it.

For the third time, I did it.

I did it for November of 2010.

I did it for October of 2011.

As of posting tomorrow, I will have done it for November of 2011.

I done did it.

It’s challenging to blog every day each month. Like any other writing, the more you write, the more you write. It sharpens the skills and, hopefully, makes you a more consistent and better blogger.

That being said, I won’t be going down that road again.

Like Louisa in The Sound of Music, I flit, I float, I fleetly flee…

I won’t say never.

It’s possible I could blog every day another month, but I won’t be challenging myself to do so.


Because, as a blogger, I prefer a 5-day, M-F schedule. Saturday and Sunday, I want to direct my attention elsewhere.

I want to get out and smell the E.D. Smith strawberry jam exhaust wafting out of Winona, or the yeasty smell of Ace Bakery bread drifting out of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). I want to bird watch, cat nap, read a book, burn a calorie.

You get the picture.

And, frankly, I don’t think the great swell of the Internet cares about weekend blog lite. Like Black Friday, I think they’re gone, baby gone — watching the bird, napping the cat, sniffing the air, burning a calorie…

If you haven’t signed on for a NaBloPoMo challenge, you might want to give it a try. The badge at the top of this post is a live link and will take you there.

I did it.

Well, as of posting tomorrow, I will have done it!