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Do you remember that poem about November? By Thomas Hood. 

No sun – no moon! 

No morn – no noon – 

No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day. 

No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, 

No comfortable feel in any member – 

No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, 

No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! – 


Now hang on a minute, that’s nonsense. Outside there is a frost, the sun is shining in a clear blue sky and whilst there may be no fruit, flowers or leaves there are these.

All a bit brown, perhaps but there is a beauty if you look carefully 


I like the way the centre of the white aster links to the seed heads of the eupatorium and miscanthus. I also like how the ridges on the glass bottle pick up those on the gourd. 

So my vase for today is saying No but yes. I am sharing it with you and Cathy. Have a good day.