November is a month with its own special character. I went to Target in Kohler yesterday. They know me at the Starbucks café there now. I enjoyed a decaff gingerbread latte. The service is always kind. I seem to go there once a week, simply to visit my favorite roads and take a break. I’ve read several of Julia Cameron’s books about writing and art. I haven’t followed her practice of “Morning Pages” but greatly appreciate all she has to say about being healthy and keeping life in balance.
The soybean fields are now brown. It rained and the earth seemed to gratefully soak up the water before the winter freeze. The weather actually can vary a lot here. January might be mild and then lots of snow in April.
with the cold short days
begins its new year
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Here is a quote from the back cover of THE ARTIST’S WAY EVERY DAY: A Year of Creative Living, by Julia Cameron (Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin; 2009 author copyright).
“Creativity is God’s will for us and should be practiced like any other spiritual practice – a day at a time.”
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And this is one of Karl’s photos of our Christmas cactus in another year. I simply love these flowers! Blessings, Ellen