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Winter flowers. 

The garden is so bare and brownish right now, but amazingly there are still a few blooms that are hanging on for dear life. Somehow a single flower in an otherwise bare winter garden is such a beautiful thing, so I decided to take some picture today in the afternoon when suddenly the sun came out and the light was beautiful. Above are hollyhocks that decided to flower a second time. In November. Yup. 

This is Alcea "Parkrondell". I had a few of these in my garden but they´ve mostly disappeared by now. Such beautiful plants, I need to get a few more in spring. 

A rose bud at the end of November just is something special. 

Not technically flowers, but I love the foliage of my rambler rose, especially in combination with my newly (ish) painted gate. 

These are asters that have gone to seed. They look like snowflakes, yes? Winter flowers in the truest sense. 

Bonus picture(s) of my chooks (and Ludwig, can you spot him?). I find chickens are incredibly photogenic creatures. 
Also, this has nothing to do with anything, but I´m listening to Joni Mitchell´s "Both Sides Now" on repeat - it´s such a perfect November album. Enjoy what´s left of the this dark month!

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"Bonus picture(s) of my chooks (and Ludwig, can you spot him?). I find chickens are incredibly photogenic creatures.
Also, this has nothing to do with anything, but I´m listening to Joni Mitchell´s "Both Sides Now" on repeat - it´s such a perfect November album. Enjoy what´s left of the this dark month!"
Can I just say "I like"? ;-)

Yes, indeed they are photogenic. And so communicative. When I buy my eggs from a farmer in a small, nearby village, I first get off my bike at their pasture and have a little chat with the chickens before.
In a village I lived before, somebody had also chickens and when walking by, they tended to come to the fence and in order to exchange the newest henhouse-gossip or have a nice conversation between neighbours. Totally lovable. :-)

I really like your idea of a winter list. (If only there were no "to do list" in the way...) The bouquet looks lovely. Happy to read you are enjoying them that much.
Until now, November hasn't hit me as much as before, thanks to the nice October.

Thanks again for all the pictures!

:-) Tanja

November 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTanja

The hollyhocks are beautiful, the perfect shade of pink I think. I always though that late Fall flowers were pretty special too, there isn't much in my yard at the moment but I don't feel I'll be in this house long and don't have a proper garden. Thanks for sharing yours Katrin!

November 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

So glad I found you again after flicker slowed down. Missed seeing your beautiful photos and all the life that is in them. I used to check your flicker daily to see if new photos are posted. Now I know where to come. Still looking beautiful. Happy holiday.

December 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSandy Violi

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