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Welcome, November. Welcome, Mountains.

by Tara

Hello, November.

Cottage View from Woods

Sometimes I have trouble with your ever-encroaching, increasingly ominous darkness. It makes me want to curl up and hibernate from the first of your days to the end of January's. Mercifully, our woodland fills me with a sense of anticipation that combats my mounting dread and provides a wondrous balance to your dwindling light. Though the nights fall earlier and earlier, our landscape opens up more every day.

Mountain Sunset View

As in a theater, when the curtain rises, and one by one, star players appear, the purpley-blue mountains are making their grand entrances. To the east, the Green Mountains rise, and to the west, the Taconics emerge. To the north, a smattering of mountains make themselves known through the newly leafless woods. It's a breathtaking seasonal performance, and it thrills me every single year.

Welcome, November. Welcome, mountains!