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Archive for November 30th, 2011

Strange November

Finally, on the last day of the month, we haveĀ a typical November day: overcast, cold, and a landscape that is grey and brown, melancholy if not depressing.

For it has been a strange November, more like September, rainy and windy but warm. How warm? I have seen forsythia and iris blooming, that’s how warm.

November is usually more like today, at least in the Midwest. And it must be like that -albeit with a more dramatic landscape- on the Isle of Skye, home of my paternal ancestors, and the place where Vashti Bunyan captured the feeling with this lovely tune, from the late 60s:

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