Have you noticed my new blog header photo? It's another picture taken by my talented daughter. She labeled it "November's Tears" and although it's a very appropriate title, I don't think there is anything teary or sad about it.
I understand one could look at it as a damp and dreary depiction of the boreal forest in which we live, but to me it has a quiet, enveloping, soothing feeling . . . almost as if the woods is settling into itself in preparation for a long, restful, comfortable winter. Come to think of it, maybe this annual period (what I tend to think of as "drab November") prepares us for our most closed-in, restful season.
As a present a couple of years ago, I asked for a framed reproduction of "November's Tears" and since then always hang it as part of my house decorations at this particular time of year.
Chicken Mama's portfolio contains many photographs that are outstanding, and though it's hard to choose, I do have to say this is my personal favorite. It simply speaks to me.