The roses of November

November has been incredibly mild; buds are appearing on branches

And perfectly framed roses bring a splash of colour to the season.

Dewy mornings paint the roses

And golden leaves are the perfect backdrop.

But now, the branches are bare and one grey day succeeds the other.

We don’t have snow and light,

So I had to find them in the translucent petals of a rose

As soft as silken snowflakes.

Recently, the hunt for colour has become more difficult

As the sun hides behind its foggy veils.

Which is why I was found lying on the ground –

Causing my neighbour to ask me why I was photographing nettles.

Its flowers are as beautiful as any rose, don’t you think?

Even the humblest of objects have beauty if we take the time to look for it.

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78 responses

  1. **As the sun hides behind its foggy veils**

    So difficult to find colour sometimes, Lady Fi….

    ….But then I come HERE. 🙂

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    November 28, 2011 at 15:36

  2. Jim

    That last shot is making me ‘crazy’!! WOW! I love what you ‘see’!

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    November 28, 2011 at 15:42

  3. Oh, I do know how hard it is to find color these days!! But what gorgeous captures you’ve found! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing such a lovely part of your world, Fiona! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

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    November 28, 2011 at 15:56

  4. i think weeds are as gorgeous as flowers! 🙂

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    November 28, 2011 at 16:30

  5. I understand that lack of color after our drought this summer! Glad you were able to find some. Beautiful shots!

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    November 28, 2011 at 16:32

  6. Bob

    A nice load of flowers, thanks.

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    November 28, 2011 at 16:33

  7. Beauty is everywhere indeed and the colours of November are now lighting up my morning. Thank you ladyFi 🙂

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    November 28, 2011 at 16:34

  8. There is no dearth of colors in your posts ever! Lovely images!

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    November 28, 2011 at 16:42

  9. Oh to have roses in November!

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    November 28, 2011 at 17:17

  10. I agree. Not easy to find the colour in Nature this time of year. But you did well 😉

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    November 28, 2011 at 17:19

  11. There is something about the purity of a perfect white rose – I sometimes choose white even in the depth of winter. That pink does make me smile, though.

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    November 28, 2011 at 17:27

  12. Gorgeous shots of the November roses.

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    November 28, 2011 at 17:29

  13. As always you inspire me to take better photographs

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    November 28, 2011 at 17:32

  14. It was wonderful to escape my snowy world for a moment in these. I can’t imagine roses in November…beautiful!!

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    November 28, 2011 at 18:27

  15. It has been such a beautiful autumn and these photos prove it. Thankyou again my friend your recent support on my blogs.

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    November 28, 2011 at 18:29

  16. Gorgeous flowers. We’ve had a mild autumn too and while I don’t mind one bit for my peace of mind’s sake, it does alarm me for the earth’s sake. But climate denialists won’t be persuaded until it’s summer all year round where one we had seasons. Lovely, lovely pics!

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    November 28, 2011 at 18:37

  17. colourful post…the shot of the ‘snowflakes’ with the soft back light is so wonderful!

    cheers,
    My Third Eye

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    November 28, 2011 at 18:51

  18. Riet

    Your roses are stunning. Beautiful photo’s.

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    November 28, 2011 at 19:03

  19. Beautiful!!! And yes, the Nettle flower is as pretty as the roses! Love the macro/bokeh effects…

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    November 28, 2011 at 19:12

  20. beautiful series!

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    November 28, 2011 at 19:23

  21. It’s so beautiful, loved the last shot!

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    November 28, 2011 at 19:31

  22. Wow- the last roses. Beautiful photos and amazing colors. So lovely !

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    November 28, 2011 at 19:58

  23. That last shot was worth lying on the ground for. Thank you for seeing it, taking its photo and sharing.

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    November 28, 2011 at 19:59

  24. wow they are beautiful and so strange for this time of year too…our pear tree is starting to bloom again but if the weather man is right they will dies this weekend…

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    November 28, 2011 at 20:43

  25. Yes, sometimes it is necessary to get on the ground to see the beauty and well worth the few moments of discomfort. These are truly wonderful shots. 🙂

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    November 28, 2011 at 20:49

  26. ds

    “Even the humblest of objects have beauty if we take the time to look for it.” Amen. Thank you for taking the time. Every shot is exquisite.

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    November 28, 2011 at 20:53

  27. A pretty collection Lady Fi, and you’re right – beauty can be found in even the most seemingly mundane objects. Thanks for sharing

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    November 28, 2011 at 22:15

  28. Beautiful!
    I have one dandelion in my back yard.

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    November 28, 2011 at 22:29

  29. Nice pictures, I love the light of these beautiful flowers, luscious colors, my favorites are the second and fourth. Greetings.

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    November 28, 2011 at 23:03

  30. Beautiful collection Lady Fi!
    It’s so special for november… it is so enjoyable!
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna

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    November 28, 2011 at 23:05

  31. Yes, much of the color has escaped us and we are left with the greys and browns of winter. But sometimes those scenes can surprise us and create beauty of their own! Lovely photos! Hope your week is getting off great!

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    November 28, 2011 at 23:41

  32. Gorgeous! C x

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    November 28, 2011 at 23:57

  33. nicely captured flowers in a difficult month. Glad to see they are so well preserved. 🙂

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    November 28, 2011 at 23:59

  34. glad I stopped to smell THESE flowers

    Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

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    November 29, 2011 at 01:37

  35. You succeeded in finding some beautiful colors and especially when your neighbor found you at ground level. I don’t think you were taking photos of nettles. At least not any I’ve seen.

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    November 29, 2011 at 02:42

  36. Your flowers are stunning. The mild autumn has delivered a wonderful dash of summer color. Thanks for these images.

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    November 29, 2011 at 03:06

  37. Nice! They are determined to leave the season gracefully.

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    November 29, 2011 at 03:31

  38. you, and your photos, are a true inspiration. that you’ve found roses in November is amazing! happy week to you Fiona.

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    November 29, 2011 at 03:31

  39. I have no doubt that you can find beauty in everything. In fact, I think beauty comes to seek you out.. so it can be photographed so perfectly by you.

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    November 29, 2011 at 05:56

  40. Keep searching LadyFi. We all are enjoying your journey.

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    November 29, 2011 at 06:36

  41. These are veyr beautiful photographs of flowers.
    You may like to join my Floral Friday Fotos meme:
    http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com/2011/11/fff2-japanese-water-iris.html

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    November 29, 2011 at 08:00

  42. Yes they are beautiful especially viewed from a different perspective like that, from behind.

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    November 29, 2011 at 09:19

  43. Those rose photos are all beautiful Fi. – Dave

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    November 29, 2011 at 09:29

  44. Hi there – I really think it’s about expecting to find things to photograph. If you say “the lights bad” you may as well put the camera away. Much better to say “this light is a challenge” – then you get pictures like these.

    Splendid.

    SM

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    November 29, 2011 at 10:46

  45. Lovely, lovely post!! The last shot is amazing!

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    November 29, 2011 at 10:50

  46. It’s been my experience that roses can make everything better,
    I love the way you’ve captured these, with the depth of field allowing
    the rose to be the star without distraction! Beautiful work Lady Fi.

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    November 29, 2011 at 12:19

  47. Sooo beautiful, Fi. Thanks for sharing.

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    November 29, 2011 at 12:24

  48. You seem able to find beauty where-ever you look. I hope the nettles didn’t sting you!

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    November 29, 2011 at 12:38

  49. Stunning! November, apparently colorless, hides all kind of treasures.;) Your last line is almost my mantra, which I live by.;))
    xoxo

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    November 29, 2011 at 12:44

  50. My wedding bouquet was pink roses!

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    November 29, 2011 at 14:00

  51. Francisca

    “Even the humblest of objects have beauty if we take the time to look for it.” Amen to that… I keep forgetting to tell you how much I agree with the Emerson quote in your header. You, LadyFi, certainly carry the beautiful with you… and reveal it marvelously through your lens. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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    November 29, 2011 at 15:22

  52. these roses are gorgeous!
    thanks for brightening my day!

    wonderful colours and captures:)

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    November 29, 2011 at 19:23

  53. I’m not sure how to put it exactly into words, but I always come away refreshed from a visit to your blog.

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    November 29, 2011 at 20:52

  54. I’m sure my hard drive holds many photos of ‘weeds’ but they are so lovely, sometimes, and I don’t care what others call them!

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    November 29, 2011 at 23:13

  55. Al

    It’s true, these nettles certainly have beauty that you’ve captured. Nothing will bud around here for a while, even though it’s been mild!

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    November 30, 2011 at 02:55

  56. Very pretty roses. My favorite is first one.

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    November 30, 2011 at 03:25

  57. I went to the rose garden today. The rose beds have been banked with mulch in preparation for the cold winter and nary a petal was to be found.

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    November 30, 2011 at 04:36

  58. Superb shots… how you capture them so well.

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    November 30, 2011 at 05:58

  59. Lew

    Indeed, the flowers of the weeds show their beauty as well as the rose! it is nice when fall glides in gently, before it smacks us with a cold , hard wind.

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    November 30, 2011 at 07:02

  60. Beautiful. I love the colours of the first.

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    November 30, 2011 at 07:19

  61. Indeed there is so much of beauty in everything, all we need to do is look around… Gorgeous as always!

    My Yatra Diary…

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    November 30, 2011 at 10:36

  62. Beautiful ! In Belgium too November has been warmer than most of the July/August summer days ! it’s crazy !

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    November 30, 2011 at 10:44

  63. Beautiful series. It’s so nice to see color this time of year. 🙂

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    November 30, 2011 at 14:05

  64. Lovely flowers… i just love the roses and as well the flow of words 🙂 perfect bonding

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    November 30, 2011 at 14:53

  65. You’ve captured some beautiful roses (and nettles). Your photos are marvelous, as are your words.

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    November 30, 2011 at 15:15

  66. How nice to have blossoms so late in the season!

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    November 30, 2011 at 15:47

  67. Gorgeous shots of November roses.
    Here they’re all gone.

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    November 30, 2011 at 15:51

  68. Indeed, it’s rather mild in England too this November!
    Do you think winter will be extremely cold this year?!?

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    November 30, 2011 at 16:26

  69. I just wanted to let you know I am adding your blog to my photography blog roll on the new blog. 🙂

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    November 30, 2011 at 20:09

  70. Such a beautiful post, ini pictures and words. And yet I must tell you that the image of you lying on the ground taking pictures (and your puzzled neighbor) has me laughing (I’ve been there, but my pictures don’t turn out as beautifully!)

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    December 1, 2011 at 01:15

  71. Gorgeous colors and light in these images, The pink in that last shot really pops.

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    December 1, 2011 at 03:23

  72. Very pretty! You have captured the best pics!! It snowed here again..the third snow..I suppose this is really winter now:(

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    December 1, 2011 at 07:39

  73. wonderful colors!

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    December 1, 2011 at 08:20

  74. Your words are as poetical as your photos! The roses are so beautiful and it’s such a good idea to take them from another side!

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    December 1, 2011 at 19:17

  75. first shot is my favorite. Gorgeous. 🙂

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    December 1, 2011 at 23:47

  76. Gorgeous! 🙂

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    December 2, 2011 at 10:20

  77. Beautiful. I love the colours of the first one…

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    December 4, 2011 at 16:17

  78. What a treat to have blooms in November!!!

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    December 4, 2011 at 16:24

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