Sunday, November 30, 2008

'RESTLESS' NOVEMBER ... 'PEACEFUL' MUM (flower of the month)

"We only part to meet again."

~ 'But beautiful'

"Yea, I have looked, and seen November there;
The changeless seal of change it seemed to be,
Fair death of things that, living once, were fair;
Bright sign of loneliness too great for me,
Strange image of the dread eternity,
In whose void patience how can these have part,
These outstretched feverish hands, this restless heart?"


TYRA Hallsénius Lindhe said...

Hi Joey 'We only part to meet again' how brilliant! Perfect when your big holiday now just has ended. / Tyra xoxo

Pat said...

OK, I have to ask...
Do you have a library in your house?
Wow,what a selection of poems!!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Hard to believe November is coming to an end already. Both my daughters had birthdays this month. My youngest was 30; my oldest was 34 on Friday. Love the golds and oranges!

Anonymous said...

I love mums. I know they are not considered the classiest of flowers and some think them quite common. I say rubish....they are so vibrant and I love their 'in our face' attitude!!!

Thanks for the marvelous pics and the wonderful words. Kim

Jan said...

Hi Joey,
All of your photos and verses are beautiful. These will keep us all afloat during the dull days of winter! Take care, Jan

joey said...

Thanks, dear Tyra! I smell wonderful goodies drifting across the sea from your oven in preparation for Advent!

Patsi, you always make me chuckle! Of course, I have one whole room filled only with poetry ;0) Actually, the Internet is a wonderful source but, seriously, loving the word, I do have book shelves in each room of my home, plus a library, coming from an era before the Internet was even thought of! Nothing like a book to hold ...

Brenda ... I love the 'gold and orange' of November. My youngest son's birthday (26) is Nov 1st and mine on the 13th!

I'm beside you, Kim. Mums are wonderful subjects to photograph ... God was good to give them pretty faces since they don't have the best fragrance!

Enjoyed your visit, Jan, and thank you for your kind words.

beckie said...

Joey, Morris' poem seems so sad, almost a feeling of despair. But your bright mums dispell the gloom.

Hope your birthday was happy! And I agree with you, there is nothing like holding a good book.

beckie said...

Joey, meant to tell you we had the cranberry salad for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit! Thanks.

Shauna said...

I'm new here! What a great blog :) ♥ Hugs!

Kerri said...

You are so not a 'Ho-hum housewife', dear Joey :)
Your photos are glorious, and you have a talent for finding beautiful poetry.
I'm salivating over all those wonderful recipes and will try several.
We seem to share a love of ginger, cranberries and citrus. All delicious flavors!
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Hi Joey, what a fabulous fall colorwheel is that mum, perfect for the time. Time to get ready for winter and the next round of holidays before the slow times of the early new year. I need a jump start to get going!

Cindy said...

Joey, I am sending you late Thanksgiving wishes as I have been away for what seems like forever. I have enjoyed all your posts from the past week and will be referring back as I bought a turkey to make sometime in January. Since we were away I was missing all those great turkey leftovers!

joey said...

A bit bittersweet, I agree, dear Beckie. Glad you enjoyed the Cranberry salad ... now, would I steer you wrong ;) Wishing you

Thank you for visiting and your kind comment, Trying to Stay Calm.

Thanks, Kerri! Ho-Hum was a phrase used by my 'growing-up' children for their 'stay-at-home' mother(working mother's lives seemed more glamourous) and also, the name of my working novel, Diary of a Ho-Hum Housewife. We do have much in common ... stay tuned ... although turkey and pumpkin are retired until next autumn, more ginger, cranberries and citrus fill December fare (can't get my fill)!

Thank you, Frances, and I hear you. Thankfully, a bit easier getting a 'jump start' when snow began yesterday ... seems more like December, when the world is dressed in white!

Welcome home, Cindy. Do hope your holiday was lovely. Happy December!