November is the best

November is the best month here by far, and this one is no exception. Yesterday, we raised the final of the three canvas curtains that enclose the upstairs terraza during the long months of the rainy season. Raising the curtains lets the loveliness in.

How about that orchid? It was a gift from Steve Cotton when he, his brother and sister-in-law stayed a spell in our Downtown Casita three or four years ago. I forget exactly when. That plant has been in bloom nonstop throughout those years. How is that possible?

The final raising of the curtains has also returned a beautiful view through the window behind my PC of the sunrise over the mountains when I’m sitting at my desk at the proper hour. During the months of the summer rains, I just have a view of brown canvas.

November mornings bring cool air and blue skies.

Return to normal?

Today at noon marks the end to my week of recuperation after my repeated nosebleed episodes. The ENT doctor at Star Medica Hospital who cauterized my schnoz Friday of last week prescribed some blood drug, some nose spray, a week of reduced physical activity and avoidance of nose-blowing. Try that last one sometime, will you? No fun.

Leaving one’s nose totally alone for a week is a challenge, but I hope it paid off.

Pray for me.

12 thoughts on “November is the best

  1. Beautiful photo. I’ll say a prayer for your schnoz…not sure exactly how to address it, but He will understand.


  2. I love November here in North Texas. The daily temperature is close to perfect. Sending positive vibes your way.


    1. Thirsty: North Texas? Interesting. In spite of living in Houston for over 15 years, the farthest north I’ve ever been in Texas was Dallas-Ft. Worth, and I only went there once briefly. Thanks for the positive vibes. I’ll deflect some of them back in your direction.

      Was 49 degrees here at 7 a.m.


  3. I live in the DFW area. It’s considered North Texas even though Amarillo, which is a 6-hour drive northwest of here, is considered the Panhandle. The University of North Texas is about 30 minutes away in Denton. 63 degrees this morning and expecting a high of 75 degrees today.


  4. I have been praying for you.

    The orchid came your way in February 2017. Almost four years now. And I think that may have been my last visit to your mountain hideaway. We need to remedy that.


    1. Oh, I forgot to add the temperature here to give you another opportunity to comment on my tropical home. High this afternoon of 90. Right now (at 10 PM), the temperature is a pleasant 78 with 90% humidity. Our cool spell of last week must have gone on vacation.


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