Monday, November 2, 2015

Hello November











Reece and I greeted November with a walk at one of our favourite trails. We meandered through meadows slowly finding our way to the lake where we gathered rocks, had a snack, and just soaked in the peace and calm of being by the water.

It's a funny time of year, the magnificent colour of October has fallen from the trees, and now the bare branches reach towards the blue sky sharing with us a different kind of beauty. It's a stark beauty, a "take me as I am" kind of beauty, that feels right at this time of year as we move inwards, accepting the quiet and dark this season brings. As the earth begins to move towards a season of rest, I feel a pull to do the same, to wrap my hands around a hot cup of tea, to snuggle under quilts reading and knitting, to fill my home with twinkle lights and candles, accepting the darkness, and letting myself slow down, rest, and soak in the quiet.

It's a time of year I welcome, and this year more than any other, I need it. October was a hard month my friends, harder than I can put into words right now, and so I am looking forward to November, to sinking into the dark nights, my space aglow with calming light, and my soul wrapped in the warmth and solace of my home.

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  1. I am sorry to hear that October was such a hard month. I do hope that November is the month you want it to be and you find the solace you need in your lovely home.

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  2. Don't you just love searching through those beautiful smooth rocks? We also are past our fall color peak here in Vermont. I must say I am happy to be past Halloween and on to Thanksgiving. I much prefer the upcoming holidays... Enjoy the day!

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    1. We do! Yes, peak is long gone, but still lots of beauty out there. Thanks, hope you guys had a great day!

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  3. I was thinking of your parents this morning as I heard our weather report, 83!
    I posted a quote on instragam this morning, 'Listen and Silent are written with the same letters', something I have been thinking about all morning. I do understand that pull and I am ready for the same in my world.
    Much love to you and to Reece, I pray for you daily.

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    1. They will be soaking that up Tracey :)

      Oh that is a good one, I like that, definitely something to ponder.

      Thank you Tracey, that means more than you know. xo

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  4. I am sorry to hear October was such a difficult month for you. Hopefully November will bring you the peace and rest you need!

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    1. Thanks Anke, I am looking forward to a slow and easy November. It still won't be an easy month, but I have hope that by the end of the month I will be seeing the light in the dark.

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  5. beautiful words and stunning photographs. <3

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  6. It sounds like you have had quite a ride these past weeks and months. It's not always easy this life, but it is full of raw beauty, as you capture so well in your photos. I hope this next little while finds you resting, recharging and with as much yarn work as needed.

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    1. I have had quite the ride my friend, and it hasn't been any easy one. I will share more soon. I am trying to see the beauty, and the light in all the darkness that has come my way this month, and days like yesterday help.

      Thank you. xo

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  7. Hello Kim. I don't write often, but I really like your blog. I love November. It is one of my favorite months of the year. I hope it will help you find peacefulness.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment Marie, and thank you for your lovely and kind words.

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  8. my gosh, how long have i been away? he looks so grown! lol
    wonderful to pp in here and hear about your sweet life. i'm stll not back in the blogging flow but perhaps the inward months will call me back.

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    1. Yes, he has grown, and moved from little boy to young man. It is crazy! Thanks for stopping by my friend. xo

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  9. I hope November will give you peace and harmony... a big hug from here

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    1. Thank you Sandra, I can feel that hug :)

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  10. Sending lots of light and love to you, dear friend! xo

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  11. Hoping November is a soft landing.

    I too am looking forward to the change in seasons - I love the feeling of being out in the cold air, but, then coming into a warm house.

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    1. I hope so too Matt, it honestly can't get much worse than October.

      Yes, that is a wonderful feeling, and one I am looking forward to as well.

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  12. Hello blue sky! What beautiful photos - I really love the bareness of it all. Oh Kim, please do reach out if you need it, i trust you will. I can relate to wanting to just pull in and soak in the darkness, hope you are feeling better and that november will bring peace. xo

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    1. Thanks Carlin, it was such a beautiful day yesterday, and I felt so lucky to witness the raw beauty of nature.

      Thank you my friend. xo

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  13. I'm sorry October was not a good time for you, Kim. I hope November brings you peace and light.

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  14. I'm sorry to hear about your October being hard...I hope you and your family are well and will be thinking of you snuggled amidst twinkle and candlelight !! xoxo

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  15. that first picture makes me want to take a walk really bad :) Your little boy's hair is so cute...I wish we wouldn't have cut our oldest's hair but it's also nice seeing his eyes - his would never stay over :)

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    1. It was so beautiful yesterday Alyssa, I honestly didn't want out walk to end :) Thank you, he loves it long, and I do too, although at times I really want to chop it all off.

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  16. You know I am thinking of you everyday.
    I feel the same way about the trees right now. I love November for everything it reveals. Nothing can hide under a lush green cover : Like seeing the bare bones of a body.
    Wishing you many more lovely walks. (I recognize that trail!)

    Hugs, xox

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    1. Thank you my friend, I appreciate your thoughts.

      Yes, nothing can hide now, everything is visible, raw, and honest. Yes, it is the one we walked when you were here, although it looks a little different now. It was such a beautiful day down there yesterday. I felt lucky to be out there enjoying it.

      xo

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  17. We still have leaves on the trees here, and it is beautiful, but I also look forward to the peace that comes when they finally fall to the ground. We are expecting snow at the end of the week, so it's not far off!

    Keeping you and Reece in my thoughts. xo

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    1. Enjoy those leaves, and that snow!! Reece keeps asking about the weather forecast wondering when we will get snow. He can't wait!

      Thank you my friend, I feel so very grateful to have your support. It means the world to me.
      xo

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  18. Looks like November weather is nice with you. The leaves are starting to fall from the tree's here too.
    Reece looks great in his hat, he has such a heathy glow about him!

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    1. It is nice this week, summer like temperatures, and we are enjoying it as much as we can.

      Aw, thank you.

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  19. There are tenderness in your words and it's good to read ... October was difficult for me too, and although I welcome the challenges as lessons of life, I hope that the softness back .. .
    As you describe so well the atmosphere of nature without artifices, and the home comes as a comforting cocoon ... I wish you the best in November my friend. xo

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    1. I just read your post my friend, and it seems October was a difficult month for both of us. I hope November brings much warmth and solace to your days.

      xo

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  20. When I think about November it seems like a time to clear one's head. Leaves falling of the trees are like all the clutter of your mind falling away. The branches are bare, and air is clear and cold. You can see everything. I hope November is a clearing time. Hugs, my dear one.

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    1. Beautiful words my friend. And thank you, so far November has been good to me. I am moving through acceptance and letting go, and that feels good in so many ways.

      xo

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  21. I love November and I love seeing yours, it's very blue themed. The skies, the hat :) All lovely!!

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    1. Aw, thanks Karen. And yes, so much blue. I noticed that too when I loaded the photos :)

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  22. Your home always resonates so strongly with warmth and solace, so I'm sure it will help you through, that and your time in nature, and most importantly, just having Reece with you and filling up your heart every day. Thinking of you and hoping you have that mug, the quilt and your knitting, and perhaps Reece might be knitting alongside you XXX

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    1. Oh Sally what a kind thing to say. I love my home, and I feel like it shouts warmth and solace, at least that is how I feel when I am here.

      Yes, all of those things are helping me as I move through this transition. They are feeding my soul, and giving me comfort, and right now, that is exactly what I need.

      Thank you my friend. xo

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  23. November has come and gone as I read this. Sending lots of love and hoping you found your peace. Shine on.

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