Nature Friday ~ November 11, 2022

Norman & ElsaWelcome to this week’s edition of Nature Friday which just happens to fall on Veterans Day in the US. An official public holiday celebrated in the US annually on November 11, we  honor military veterans, that is, anyone who served in the United States Armed Forces. Also known as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in other countries, it marks the anniversary of the end of World War I when the major hostilities formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. Prior to 1954, it was known as Armistice Day in the US and still is known by that name elsewhere. The Ranch Hands and I tip our hats to all veterans today so that we may be free. Red poppies are frequently worn to commemorate today but without any blooming poppies, we’ll serve up as different kind of flora and hope you don’t mind.

As always, we’re joining those fur-kids from Adventures of the LLB Gang for this weekly blog hop where people from around Blogville share slices of Nature.

This nimble little dude pretty much describes how the weather has been again this week. Up, down and all around throughout this week. It’s enough to make you dizzy.Yo-yo
We’re now well into the season of brown with countless leaves raining down on the landscape pretty much nonstop. Bags and bags full of leaves are primed to be recycled into luscious compost at the city leaf drop. But first, my back needs to chill after all that raking, which still isn’t complete but at least people can see the sidewalk once again.

With the up and down temps, imagine my surprise at seeing some colorful roses when visiting a friend yesterday. I can’t help but wonder how they fared overnight. When we woke up this morning it was a brisk 18ºF degrees. Brrrrrrr. Norman looked at me with an expression that suggested I was out of my mind. That may well be ole chap, but the truth remains, you need to make a pit stop. An audible harrumph may have been heard as he slowly meandered out to the dog run.

I’m always drawn to vibrant hues of pink in roses and this one punched my dance card nicely.


Coming in on the beauty pagent of beautiful roses comes this peachy orange colored one. The fact that it was nicely highlighted in the autumn sunlight also made it worthy to share.


But of the three, I think this one is my absolute favorite. Those beautiful shades of peach, pink and yellow spoke to me, saying it was the belle of the ball. And I had to concede that fact.


Well that’s it from us. Do you still have roses blooming in your garden? What’s your favorite color of rose?

We hope you have a wonderful weekend but ask that you stop for a few moments and think about honoring veterans in some special way. After all, they are what makes our freedom possible. Whatever name you call it, we hope you have a safe and reflective Veteran/Armistice Day.

Nature Friday

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39 thoughts on “Nature Friday ~ November 11, 2022

  1. We have cold and light snow, so the roses seem extra pretty since everything here is dead. Winter is coming and that makes us happy as the snow brightens everything up again.

    1. It’s definitely a season of transition so when you see colorful plants like that, you tend to take notice. Enjoy the cold and snow.

  2. WOW….roses…..they’re gorgeous and sure cheer people up to see them this time of year I’m sure! Our weather here has been very weird and we got the “leftovers” that came up the coast from the latest hurricane in Florida which brought a LOT OF rain. We have cold temps one day and warm the next…..confusing! Veterans Day was quiet for us – as always….just remembering those in our families who are veterans and praying for peace at the same time.

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

    1. It’s definitely been a weird year-weather wise. When beauties like these roses show up in a sea of brown, we totally savor them.

    1. You’re so right-we must honor and respect our vets (several of whom live in our family) every day of the year!

    1. Agreed though I’ve noticed lately that most recently planted roses no longer have that swoon-worthy fragrance. But at least they’re pretty. 😉 Have a great weekend.

  3. Lovelee post Miss Monika an Sweet Norman an Elsa…..
    yee wee watched Reememburrance Day sirvice on our low-call Tee V channel an did THE silence….BellaSita reememburrss THE storiess her PawPaw meowed to her of beein inn Auschwitzz an then oin on THE Death March from there to Bergen-Belsen an beein libbyrated bye wudnerfull Soldierss…..
    Wee nevurr furget!
    An yore rosess are so beeuteefull. Ourss are all one; plantss cut back. Has been weered tempyturess here allso….
    Happy weekend to youss’!
    ~~~head rubss~~~BellaDharma~~~ an {{hugss}} BellaSita Mum

    1. Never forget is a good thing. Hopefully it means we’ll never have to experience the horrors ever again. Enjoy your weekend.

    1. Whoa…while I’m sure the moisture was welcome, the hail was probably as welcome at the 18F this morning. I can honestly say trying to walk two dogs on separate leashes wearing mittens is a stupid idea. Sigh
      Have a great weekend.

        1. I wear mittens and struggle to hold on to two leashes and corresponds ding poo bags 🙄 This morning’s walk was not pleasant.

    1. Thanks, there’s something very special about a Peace rose. In many ways. Have a great weekend.

    1. They really surprised me given the up/down temps and snow last week. I’ve never had much luck with hybrid roses, only a Canadian shrub rose and a climber that seems possessed. Can’t kill either of them 🙄

    1. Has it been all that cold down your way? At any rate, seeing roses this time of year is a real treat in a sea of brown 🌹

  4. oh I love the colors of the bottom rose pic…
    yesterday I noticed in my wildflower pots, a new bloom… tardy for the party!

  5. You’re both so adorable and so patriotic today. As it should be.

    Have a woof woof day and weekend. Scritches to you both, a smooch to handsome Norman and my best to your wonderful mom. ♥

  6. 60? We’re soooo jealous. It was quite lovely yesterday (and will be again tomorrow) but today’s high will hover around 39F 🥶

    1. You know, I hadn’t made that connection but you’re absolutely right. I think I was shivering too much to make that observation. 😉 Have a great weekend.

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