Monday, November 30, 2015

November Highs and Lows

It’s a beautiful month to be in Florida. We had highs in the 70s this weekend with lots of bright sunshine. We took advantage of the nice weather to go on two hikes. That makes 45 for the year so far.

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Halpata Tatanaki Preserve still remains our favorite place to hike.

This is a bit of a recap for November, photos taken from each of my posts this month.

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I have been very thankful this month but also keep many in my prayers, as well as our country and the world at large. I missed my family very much over the Thanksgiving holiday and even said good bye to our very best neighbors. (they moved…boo hoo) We’ve had some health scares in our family and other upsets, but lots of blessings too.

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I’m thankful for all of my blog buddies and can’t wait to see the beautiful posts in the month ahead.

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

On to December and the holiday fun. Island with a palm tree

28 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Florida is nice and warm and here it is freezing cold---but beautiful out. Blue skies and lots of sun. Hopefully December will bring happier times.
MB

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your weather sounds delightful. I wish I was there or at least a snowbird. I like your November mosaic, lovely images. Wishing happy times for you and your family in December. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

ann said...

As I sat down to pay bills, a bit late this month, I pondered how the month got away from us so quickly! You had a busy month. I think my favorite photo is the spider, of all things, because I have seen such a creature. We have snow on the ground. Did you watch the Broncos last night? I couldn't believe the snow the city was getting. We missed out. Great win, too. I always enjoy your doll dresses, too. Stay well, sweet friend.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

hugs to you sweet sis! I know December is going to be full of JOY!

Linda

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

I hope December will bring you lots of joys. Take care!
Arlette

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yes! Keep it warm down there, we are on the way this week! Love the mosaic and the idea for it .. The month wrap up is great. May December bring all good things!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

A lovely wind up to your month of lovely memories. The Halpata is certainly a wonderful gift to enjoy ... glad you share your pictures with us.

Wishing you a beautiful week ahead,
Brenda

Patsy said...

We are wet and cool here, and are thankful for you and the sweet post.
Bet you will be making cute Christmas doll things this month.

Stacey said...

Sending you hugs, Diane. Sounds a little bit like you could use one. :)

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Looks like lovely weather for hiking, and you have got in a lot so far this year.

Joy H said...

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! Love the mosaic of Nov.
posts. It's cold and rainy here so those pics look like heaven. :)

Laura Rhodes said...

Diane,
I can't believe all the wonderful pics you have of all the birds, moon, nature, crafting, etc. You are amazing! It just points to the amazing creativity of our Creator, doesn't it? Hope you and yours are doing well this busy time of year. Never forget to take the time to relax and recuperate! Love and Hugs, Laura In VA

NanaDiana said...

I hear you, Diane. There were lots of highs and lows for our family this whole past Fall season. Looking forward to bright winter days. I know you are, too. xo Diana

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

45 hikes - impressive! Your weather sounds nice too. xo

Gina said...

Diane, here's hoping that December will be filled with sweetness and light. I am blessed to have you as a blog friend. {{HUGS}}

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I'm motivated from your posts Diane to find some neat places to hike in Florida next year. Hopefully the blessings outweigh the sad things going on in your life right now.
Sending a hug.

handmade by amalia said...

How can it be December already? We've began the month in style, with long awaited rain showers, so no walks today.
Amalia
xo

Ana said...

There is always so much to be thankful for...sometimes even some of the trials we go through. They make us stronger and even more thankful when we overcome them. I am glad we met through our blogs Diane and for that I am thankful❤️ Happy December My sweet friend.


Hugs,
❤️Ana

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

Wishing you nothing but the absolute very best, sweet friend. xo Laura

BeachGypsy said...

Hi Diane! We have the weather too....isn't it grand? I'm ready for the holidays too! Do you have a tree up yet?

Donna said...

Blessings and best wishes to you in the holiday season! Big Hugs!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

You've done well on your hikes this year - Bravo my friend. I hope this month is a wonderful one for you.

podso said...

Good for you to do all those hikes. You're healthy. And to think some of them were in hot and humid weather. I hope you enjoy this coming season of celebrating Christ's birth.

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I love your new header...snowmen in FL. :-)) And snow.
Sending you a HUG!
Carla

bj said...

Thanks for stopping by...always good to see you visiting me. xoxo
Your state is so pretty....does it ever get cold and snowy there?
Looking forward to seeing your Christmas decos....
xo

LindyLou Mac said...

My thoughts are with you re those lows, the world is in turmoil. Also wishing you a peaceful and happy Christmas season. I look forward to continuing to enjoy your blog in 2016.

Pamela Gordon said...

Happy December days to you Diane! xoxo

Sam I Am...... said...

I can't believe how much I've missed! What a great idea to "recap" at the end of the month.