I like november....it has my birthday, thanksgiving, my oma's birthday and the day of the dead in it....what's not to like, lol!
So the new header is a rock on a beach at Seal Rock which is south of Newport and in this photo the rock you see (which isn't seal rock itself) has about 2 dozen pelicans on it. We seem to have some pelicans who winter with us and I like to think these are a few of them.
I've also finished my leaf fairy pin...I think this will be the last pink one for a while. It's a difficult color for me and I've just begun to make friends with it, but there's no need to go overboard!
I am working on gathering pieces for the november bjp. My lab results weren't good (some tumor markers are up) but we are trying another drug now and when it kicks in, I should be pain free again for a while, so that's very hopeful.
I think it's going to be an interesting month.
I'm also reminded of my favorite wendell berry poem this morning....
The Peace of Wild Things
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life
and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water,
and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world,
and am free.