It’s the Friday before the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday and nature apparently thought it would take some time off from showing much beauty with the palette largely greys and browns-blech. That said, we happily join our furry friends Rosy and her brothers from LLB in our Backyard as nature around Blogville often shares its bounty in surprising ways.
Our urban landscape is now in full drab mode and more than slightly dreary despite very welcome warm days earlier this week. This time of year may not be so unusual for most of the country, but in sunshine rich Colorado (there are over 300 days a year sporting sunshine), it’s noticeable. The forecast is now shifting toward cloudy days with cold and snow in the near forecast. Just before the weather shifted, nature provided a lovely surprise to an otherwise bland palette. Why is November so generally dull?
As the afternoon sun began to set, a bright glow from the western sky filled the living room as I began to think about fixing dinner. Scenes like these images will go a long way in making November far more pleasant.
In a matter of a few fleeting moments, the sky went from subtle to ‘gonna knock your socks off.’
A slight glance southward showed a scene that just lit up my soul (with apologies for the hideously visible power lines). In less than ninety seconds, nature’s beautiful show made me forget all about drab November.
May you experience some beautiful sunsets over the weekend. Do you have any fun plans in store before the holiday season begins in earnest?
Live, love, bark! 🐾
77 thoughts on “Nature Friday ~ November 22, 2019”
Stunning pictures! Our new home in the country is perfectly situated for sunrise and sunsets. I catch a bit now and then. But we moved in November so not much time to enjoy them. But we will. Really enjoyed your pictures. 😀😀😀
Many thanks! The urban view is so vastly different from the country. Enjoy that beautiful relaxed pace and lovely views once you’ve gotten all settled.
Thank you! I am in the tech field as my profession. It is nice to have a peaceful, relaxing location.
Good for you! I presume you can telecommute to work?
I can when I need to. But I prefer to go into the office. But it is great if we get a winter storm. I bring my laptop home every night.
I’d have given just about anything to work from home. Sadly the job didn’t lend itself to that. Plus I’m only 3 miles from downtown-it’d be next to impossible not to make it.
Unless it is a snow storm. Don’t want to get stranded. ❄️❄️❄️
I hear that!
Those are some fantastic photos.
Thanks; Beautiful skies make November less drab.
We are the same – in full drab mode except for the gorgeous sunsets!
Mabel & Hilda
The sunsets are keeping us from getting too depressed about the drab.
Your sunset shots are seriously gorgeous! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Many thanks. Wishing you and yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving. And thanks for dropping by. We 💙 visitors!
I’ll be by again! 💙
Doing the happy dance! 💃🏼
Hahaha! I like the Happy Dance!
Me too. Though I have three left feet. 🤣
WOW! What a gorgeous sunset!! We get some gorgeous ones here, too, but haven’t seen them lately.
Like Jan said, I’m doing my Christmas shopping this weekend. All online – either Amazon, LL Bean, or Lands’ End – just one problem. Not sure what to get for my bro. If I could afford it, I’d buy him a house nearby with a big back yard for Boozy to romp in. (That way he could get away from the bad memories in Islamorada and make new, good memories here in Greenville.)
Oh to be more organized when it comes to Christmas shopping. Am green with envy.
Wow. That last sunset picture is incredible!
Skies with that kind of color remind me how lucky I am to be alive!
Ma says she is glads that we haven’t plunged into Winter yet (coming this week), so we still have mild days, and cool nights, that Ma is treasuring til the grey descends ☺. I hopes we get beautiful sunsets like yours when we do! wowsa!!!
Stay warm my furiends!
Funny thing about winter here-yesterday snow, today loads of sunshine and mid 50’s. Woohoo!
I love your pictures!!! Beautiful sky!
Thank you. You’re very kind and thanks for swinging by the Ranch. 😍
Many thanks. That sky only lasted a couple of minutes so I got lucky. 😊
What’s that old saying? Oh yeah. “Red skies at night, poodles delight.”
Something like that 🐩🐩🐩 🌅
They say you need a few clouds to make a good sunset!
We’ll take clouds any day for skies like that. ⛅️
Ah, love those Colorado inversion cloud sunsets. Our house faced the Flatirons and we saw some beauties when those clouds rolled in!
Oh yeah…now there’s a view! #sojealous
Mother Nature does like to throw some nice surprises at us sometimes! I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week. I suppose it might not be a bad thing that drab November goes by so quickly! LOL
A wonderful touch of glory to cap a day of drab. 🙂
It was a nice way to end the day.
Lovely photographs. I love sunrises and sunsets and Benji and I get to see sunrise most mornings. Nothing much planned but then it is early days. After the extreme heat during the week everything has started to calm down – and it’s not even summer yet.
While I love sunsets, I’m an even bigger fan of sunrises. Such a special time of day.
Beautiful skies, Monika. Great photos as well.
What beautiful skies!! We are going with my son, wife, grandbabies and our niece/N-I-L to ride the Polar Express train on Thanksgiving eve! Everyone is supposed to wear their jammies. It should be fun!
Sounds like a great weekend planned. What a fun sounding event!
Wow – breathtaking photos! A place with sunshine and summer temperatures all year round – and famous sunsets! – is right here on South Beach.
Thank you. A nice way to end the day.
My pleasure, dear da-Al.
Thank you. Do you think the humidity differences between our locations impact the intensity of sunsets?
There almost seems to be tinges of green in those clouds… I hope it isn’t going to start hailing!
I want to move to a state with over 400 days of sunshine a year…
300 days!!! You are not allowed to complain then. However, in November, it is beyond difficult to do so, admittedly.
And wowsers. You got that right. When the sky shows off like that, it’s enough to shake the doldrums away, at least for a little while.
Happy Friday to you!
We are very blessed with the sunshine here. Still it doesn’t seem to make us complain less on the cloudy days. 😁 It’s a snowy cold day but I’m not minding too much. Tomorrow it should be back in the 50’s for the weekend before the next storm arrives. Happy weekend.
I hear ya…
Thanks, I’m bracing myself for a bunch of drunken party peeps…
Here’s hoping it all goes well for ya.
Well, here’s the thing: there are no members (yay!), peeps are in party mode, thereby happy (double yay!) AND it pays a shitload more than the regular season – only reason I put myself through it… ( triple YAY)
Here’s to fun and 💰💰💰
And lots of shots… coz these parties bring out the shots! shots! shots! Oy…
I love the sunsets. We have more sunny days than gloomy days. I’m happy about that. We live in a desert that’s why. Always wishing for rain here.
We’ll see the grands and the greats at some point and that’s a good thing. Outside of that it’s pretty much just hubby and I anymore. We quit hosting the big dinners some years back. Three days of work and not a soul would lift a finger to help.
Have a fabulous day and weekend. Big hug. ♥
Yikes, preparing the big dinner with a group is half the fun! Our crew always has a blast. Nibbling, tasting and cleaning up we make it fun.
Enjoy those grands and have a super weekend.
November is the worst month for birds.
Vegetarians are with you this time of year.
It’s November telling you, “See, I’m not all ugly.”
I’m finishing my Christmas shopping this weekend.
Gah! Christmas shopping done? Good for you though I can’t even begin to fathom that phenomenon!
It’s fairly warm here…mid to upper 50’s during the day. November does tend to be the gray month everywhere I’ve been: PA, TN, the midwest. Your sunset was brilliant, as was ours. It always thrills my soul. Have a happy Thanksgiving, Monika, Sam and Elsa.
Happy thanksgiving to you and yours. While it’s snowy and cold today we’re headed to mid 50’s for the weekend. Not too shabby for this time of year.
your sunset was glorious. We’ve had nearly solid cloud cover for a while now just east of you, and woke to more snow, still snowing. At least this snow is soft and coming down not sideways. This weekend could have a break in the clouds as the report says partly cloudy. Yea!
Thanks. It makes you stop and savor those moments of beauty in a crowded and noisy city. I always feel a million miles away during those kinds of sunsets.
Beautiful pics. Much better for the sky to look like it’s on fire than for the ground to actually be on fire. Out west we should get some moisture next week which will hopefully dampen any current risk for wildfire. Meanwhile the clean up of brush and deadwood goes on at The Golden K. We’ll have a house full beginning Wednesday with two of my kids, their spouses, and a sister and bro in law of one of my daughter in laws. Oh yeah and 4 dogs and a cat. A bird will make a cameo but will not be around long! 🤓. Have a great weekend at The Ranch.
We are keeping our fingers crossed your region gets some much needed moist and pray for everyone’s safety.
What a beautiful sunset you had. They don’t last long but it’s great when you can capture a picture to remember it forever.
300 days is great! We can get lots of dreary days here.
Three hundred days is a pretty good deal. Especially when you consider these beautiful captures.
Admittedly we are spoiled and get cranky with any cloudy day. Happy Friday to you!
Cloudy days abound here on the east coast. The sun has been a rumor for the better part of a whole month.
that is beautiful… like the illustration in a children book about stories around christmas…
It certainly gives new meaning to cloudy skies. 😉