My Words for November

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This is my first time participating in Kate's Scavenger Photo Hunt, and I'm very excited to join in. So, here we go: 


Yes, it's true, this is the most wonderful time of the year, aka the time when my Schlumbergera produces all these lovely blossoms. I am absolutely in awe about those tiny, fragile-looking pistils. Plus I love the fact that Schlumbergeras need total neglect to be able to produce blossoms. Just stop watering them for two to three weeks and watch what happens when you water them again. 


Rings? Well, I never wear rings on my fingers (infact, I hardly ever wear jewelry or make up, and yes, I know that's kind of strange for a person working in a boutique selling fashion). This year, however, rings have been quite popular as necklace embellishments. I snapped this photo one night just when I was about to leave the store I work at. 


I spent the last two weeks helping my mom and dad move from their three storey, six room house into a three room appartment. It was pretty obvious that they couldn't take all their belongings, so my house has become a safe harbour for many family heirlooms that we (okay, I) can't stand to part with, like this set of silver spoons with gold plating that belonged to great grandfather Karl and his wife Anna, and probably were a gift for their wedding on 2nd April, 1908. 


Taken in February, and I still think it's one of my best, and definitely one of my favourite, photos of 2020. The huge warehouse facade with its many windows, so modern and cold compared to the beautiful 19th century buildings reflected in the window panes. By the way, the next time I was there, construction work on the warehouse site was in full swing, and all the window panes had been taken down. 


No matter how tall a building, no matter how high we fly, none of us will ever be able to go and touch the sky. 

My own choice

Urmel from Big Sentinel (2nd July, 2006 - 15th November, 2020)

My beautiful baby left us this month. We got her when she was a pup of four months, and she was with us for 14 years. She was such a good natured dog, always happy, always smiling, always ready for another adventure. She was the kind to love everybody and everything unconditionally, and I'm grateful she shared our life for so many years. Words can't describe how much I miss her. 

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Kommentar von Lovely Lady |

So glad you joined in. Your photos are stunning. You must have a wonderful camera (mine is just a point and shoot affair). I'm not a doggy person but your dog's photo is my favourite; sorry to read she is no longer with you.

Antwort von Ella

Thank you very much. I'm glad you like my photos. This is such a fun project, I'm already looking forward to next month. 

Kommentar von Eunice Ratcliffe |

All great photos, I like the window shot, it's fab, but my favourite just has to be the last one, it's stunning. I'm sorry you recently lost your beautiful furbaby, I lost one of mine earlier this year and it still hurts. If only they could be with us for longer....

Antwort von Ella

Thank you very much. Yes, it hurts like crazy, but I'm so grateful she was part of our life. 

Kommentar von Susan |

Glad to see a couple of new hunters & I love those old windows & such a shame they are going. Your late dog is beautiful & sorry for your loss. Losing pets is so hard, as they become so much part of the family. Your Xmas cactus is very pretty. Take care, stay safe & hugs from down under.

Antwort von Ella

Thank you very much, Susan. I'm glad I have lots of photos of all my dogs to remind me of the good times and the fun and play and all the adventures we had - you know, rabbit holes and fences that bite, and meeting strangers, and hunting mice in the fields ... Take care and stay safe. 

Kommentar von Kate Sutcliffe |

So glad you joined it - lovely photos and stories - your beautiful Urmel, so sorry you have lost her, they fill your life so much and leave such a big hole xxx

Antwort von Ella

Thank you very much, Kate, and thanks for organizing the photo hunt, it's so much fun. I'm already looking forward to next year.