Dealing with typical November skies .. typical meaning gray, dull and boring .. as you can almost feel from Winthrop's pose here ... he looks a bit depressed .. but then again he is rather an inscrutable character .. you can never truly know what he is thinking about.
This picture is almost black and white , if it weren't for some very small cracks of blue.
Click on it and look at that edge of white .. I found it rather amazing on the whole .. but then I am a sky person and this post is mainly sky for a November slant on the weather.
Tops of bare tree limbs looking black against the gray .. stark .. cold .. but no snow yet !
A peek-a-boo bit of blue
Another bit of blue fighting it's way through the gray
It is a struggle but the blue is determined !
Ahhhh ! now that is better
Amazing what a bit of blue can do ?
OOPS ... looks like the clouds are going to win again
So how about a plant called "Stairway to Heaven" aka Polemonium reptans variegated Jacob's Ladder .. it has violet blue flowers Spring time with the variegated foliage that brightens the shady garden for the rest of the season.
Blue tones from the juniper, lavender, and gray blue from artemisia Valerie Finnis play up the colour contrast.
Dave with the boy's in the hood are relieved that this November is fairly mild so far .. ice freezing in certain cracks can be a very tricky situation for ... gnomes and gargoyles ?