Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Your Little Corner of the World


It always amazes me how different this time of year is for different parts of the country (and the world). Some places are enjoying the crisp autumn air and changing leaves . . .

Photo by Sherry Galley taken on October 7, 2012

while in other parts of the world, there is already a blanket of snow on the ground . . .

Photo by Leanne Strilchuk taken on November 1, 2012

Here in the desert, our highs are still in the 80s and we are coming out of our summer "hibernation". While many of you enjoy the outdoors in the summer months and hunker down at home in the winter, things are pretty much the opposite where I live. This time of year we begin to enjoy the outdoors again with dinner on the patio, planting fall flowers to replace the ones that have burned up in the summer heat, and getting out for a walk to enjoy the cooler temperatures ("cooler" being a relative term when the summer highs have been near 110). It's a  place where flowers, pumpkins and bare feet all exist at the same time!

Photos by Terri Porter taken in October and November, 2012

It is hard for me to imagine living where snow covers the ground and shoveling the driveway is a regular chore. I'm sure it's equally hard for many people to imagine being barefoot in November! But that is what I love about this wonderful thing called the internet. We can share our worlds with each other and get a picture of what it might be like to live in different parts of the world just by seeing the photos that are posted. We have FOL followers from all over the world, with as many different types of climate as you can count. Thank you all for sharing your little corners of the world with us.

And a big thank you and a hug to Leanne Strilchuk and Sherry Galley for allowing me to use their photos to illustrate my post. You can see more of their photos in the FOL Flickr gallery and you can visit Sherry's blog (link above) to see her blog post about her fall photo.

With our new November theme of "traditions", show us some of the weather-related traditions that you have in your part of the world by posting your photos in our Flickr pool.  If you tag your photo with the word "traditions", it might just be selected for our In Focus spotlight!


22 comments:

stephmull said...

This just made me smile! I love our FOL community from around the country and the world! And I love that photo of your salad....looks delicious!

Kim Stevens said...

Yes, I too love that about the web, and that the many places I may never get to, I can "see" through friends and their adventures! Wonderful post!! ....and I have to admit, growing up in the midwest, I DO NOT miss snow ( maybe only to photograph it) and love being barefoot in November too!! xo

Deanna said...

Yes, I agree that having this wonderful world of blogging, flickr, our big FOL family, and the internet we can see and enjoy all parts of this great world of ours. Great idea for your post today, Terri. Lovin' those toes.

Dotti said...

One of my greatest pleasures as I travel my internet communities is seeing the geographic and cultural diversity within these groups. I love seeing how other people live, what kind of weather they have, what customs they have. I guess you could say I'm a keyboard traveler. Thanks, Terri, for reminding us to savor these lovely differences in our lives and homes.

xo

Kim Stevens said...

Keyboard traveler, love that Dotti!

Barb said...

Well, right at this moment I'm enjoying this beautiful November in Arizona... quite unreal, actually. But soon we'll be back to the land of snow and ice. The upside of that for us Northerners is that we start dreaming about Christmas... Loved seeing all your photos!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Even in Utah we have already had snow, rain and now today a 70 degree lovely day. I love the variety that we enjoy. There's a saying "if you dont like the weather, just wait a minute" :)

kelly said...

this is so true terri. one of the many unexpected joys of this hobby i love so much.

terriporter said...

Smiling a little sheepishly here but that salad was the one they served us for lunch at Oasis! The weather in Palm Springs is almost exactly like what we have here, so I figured it qualified. It was yummy!

terriporter said...

And I love seeing your wonderful beach images! I feel like I've been on a little mini vacation to the ocean.

terriporter said...

Thanks, Deanna. Yeah, those are my Oasis toes which are a little the worse for wear but I think our sandal days are about to come to an end -- 90 here today and 60 by Saturday. What happened to fall?

terriporter said...

Love that too! It always amazes me how we can be so far flung across the country and world and it's as if we are sitting in the same room sometimes. Gotta love that!

terriporter said...

Hi Barb! So glad you're enjoying a bit of warmth before returning to your winter weather. Barbara Hurst told me you'll be back after the first of the year and we really need to plan a day to get together. Would love that!

terriporter said...

You're right, weather anywhere can be all over the place -- cold one day and warm the next -- but I would really like to have a little "nice" between the "hot" and the "cold"!

Natalie said...

We never know what is going to happen around Buffalo, NY. We are known for our snow storms and cold weather but you can drive a few miles down the road and it could be a beautiful sunny day.

sherrygaley said...

Happy to be part of this wonderful post. I, too, love seeing what different parts of North America and even the world look like at different times of the year by enjoying blog posts. My favorite season is fall, but I'm no big fan of winter, so I'll be avoiding it again this year by taking to the water in the sailboat...I should have a whole different view of the world then. In the meantime, I'll keep enjoying your vistas vicariously.

terriporter said...

Thanks again for contributing your beautiful fall photo to this post, Sherry! Don't blame you about wanting to escape the cold winter weather. Be sure to share some of your photos from your sailboat! I'm sure we'll all be jealous!

CindyC said...

Such wonderful photos! I really enjoy seeing the beautiful fall shots. I must admit though I am happy I no longer have to shovel snow!

Leanne S. said...

great post Terri...I look at all of your "warm" photos and oh how I hope to be there in open toed shoes instead of boots. It is so nice to see all variety in the group!

Linda said...

It is fun to watch the seasons spread across the country! I can enjoy them before and after they have gone from my area! I do love pictures of snow! But since I am not a fan of cold weather and snow is an anomaly here, I can enjoy the pictures from others! We really are lucky to know and be connected to so many people in so many different places!

terriporter said...

Thanks again, Leanne, for allowing me to use your gorgeous snow photo for this post. We are finally going to get some "winter" weather and are dropping down to the 60s this weekend! Pulling out my jeans and sweaters!

terriporter said...

Would love to be able to visit some snow just for the purpose of taking photos but like you I'm not a fan of the cold either. So lucky we have people from all over to share their snow with us via the internet. I can sit here in my bare feet and enjoy!

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