These Muffled Days of November

November 7, 2013

Cloudy morning, Skagit Valley

Cloudy morning, Skagit Valley



November Again Again
by David Budbill, from While We’ve Still Got Feet:  New Poems

Gray, damp, sere, chill,
bare November days
here again this year.

Day after day
clouds down
around our ankles.

The quiet, meditative
beauty of these
muffled days.

Withdraw, return,
pull in,
to somewhere

both house
and life.


8 Responses to “These Muffled Days of November”

  1. stonka Says:

    Skagit Valley is very beautifull, but where it is – I don’t know 🙂

  2. Elisa Says:

    Oooooooooooo the middle image, I wonder what it looks like in watercolor, I wonder how you might keep the stalks individuals, if you painted it….:D

  3. shoreacres Says:

    I do like the hints of green that still are there. And the wonderful, low clouds. They’re like a muffler, wrapped around the hills.

  4. Rachel Tracy Says:

    Rosemary, I just wanted you to know that I am enjoying your blog so much. I look forward to opening new posts, they are always a treat. I am new to watercolor, am taking my first classes this fall and your photos and paintings are inspiring. Thank you for your generosity and for continuing to share.

    • Rosemary Says:

      Rachel, thank you for commenting. And welcome to my blog! I’d love to hear more about what brought you to watercolor painting. As for me, I felt that I wanted to pursue some sort of challenging (to me) creative art for this next phase of my life as I eventually transition from working to retirement. Watercolors are rather portable and easy for someone who has to start and stop and fit everything into a work schedule.

  5. camilla wells paynter Says:

    Glorious photos, Rosemary, and a great poem to accompany. I’m always impressed by your ability to find just the right thing!

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