The Changing Seasons: November 2016

We had winter for a week or so, but it’s back to grey & wet again. Blah, blah, blah. November.

October was colorful, November is twig season and December is holiday season. November was a good month and it had a few slightly magic moments: the highlight was my trip to Marseille, but Oslo also had its moments. Here’s my November gallery:
(P.S. last month I did a minor change in the info about this challenge, as usual you can read it after the gallery)

What’s this «Changing Seasons» blogging challenge?

«The Changing Seasons 2016» is a blogging challenge with two versions: the original (V1) which is purely photographic and the new version (V2) where you can allow yourself to be more artistic and post a painting, a recipe, a digital manipulation, or simply just one photo that you think represents the month. Anyone with a blog can join this challenge and it’ll run throughout 2017.
It doesn’t matter if you couldn’t join the first month(s), late-comers are welcomed.
These are the rules, but they’re not written in stone – you can always improvise, mix & match to suit your own liking:

These are the rules for Version 1 (The Changing Seasons V1):

  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons
  • Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery.
  • Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.

These are the rules for Version 2 (The Changing Seasons V2):

    • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons
    • Each month, post one photo (recipe, painting, drawing, whatever) that represents your interpretation of the month.
    • Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!


Links to participants:

70 thoughts on “The Changing Seasons: November 2016

  1. We had the last of our warm weather this past week. It was a beautiful week and I took a fair number of pictures. Today, it’s cold and damp and gray and probably will stay that way. I think the last of our Indian Summer is gone for the year, though we may yet have a couple of nice days. I’ll put my post together now. Hard to believe that this year is nearly over.

    Your pictures are, as always, wonderful. I love the textures you get in sky and water.

    • Cold and damp and gray… I strongly dislike that part of the year.
      The year is nearly over, but this challenge will run next year too. So, if you’re up for another year, feel free to hang along for more! 😀

  2. This is a fabulous and diverse gallery Max. Love the colours and details. Poor Frankie 🤓
    I’m MIA from the challenge again this month. Still away from my tree.
    Glad to hear the challenge goes on into 2017!!

    • His nose will be back soon enough. I’m not sure how long he’s been without one, but I discovered that his nose was missing last month.
      With one more year of “the changing seasons challenge” you’ll have plenty of time to capture the seasons. 🙂

  3. Love your night shots, C. Sharp and smooth. We certainly are approaching the holiday season…I’ve never really known to like it or not. Here we go again, the silly and lazy season. I’m guessing there will be snow all over your town soon 🙂

    • I like the holiday season, it’s the only season with decorated streets and it’s nice with some extra lights and glitter in the middle of the dark season. 🙂
      Getting together, eating good food, drinking mulled wine and relaxing is also utterly fantastic.

      What I don’t like about it is that they’ve turned into some superstitious Jesus thing, but it doesn’t really matter: personally I celebrate mid-winters blot (Yule) – not Christmas – and I let people put whatever meaning they want to into their celebrations. In Norwegian we don’t even have a word for Christmas: we use the Norse word for the season which is Jul (Yule).
      In England they used the word Yule before, but then they started calling it Christmas, which would be (the non existing word) Kristmesse in Norwegian.
      Enough etymology for now. Hehe.

      We’ll probably have snow again soon, hopefully before the holidays. Even if I’m not into superstition, I can still dream of a white Christmas. 😀

      • Enjoy the silly season then, C. It sounds like it will be a ball for you. Trust that you will be out and about capturing some of the white stuff all round 😀 It is never too cold for you out there, lol.

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  5. This made me laugh because I start most of my posts with blah, blah, blah, and then I enclose a photo, and go back and change blah to something less offensive 😀 I like your “Pinocchio girl” standing in front of a fortress. I am not sure I would be able to produce a recipe for your challenge, but one never knows 😀 Also, I can’t do all the months.

    • I could easily produce a recipe for a handful (or less) of the months, but I’d definitely struggle if I had to make one each month!
      I started this post with blah, blah, blah too and then realized that it actually sums up the month pretty accurately: “Blah, blah, blah, November.” 😀

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    • Thanks for the lovely feedback. The sculptures are only there for a short period and I didn’t know they were there in the first place, so I was lucky to capture them “on film”.
      No, I’ve never been inside the palace.
      You can go on guided tours there, but I’ve never bothered. Once, when I worked in construction, the company I worked for did some work there, but the construction workers had to be approved by security and needed to have a “super clean” record – extended security check. This means that you should never have been caught for anything criminal, not even minor stuff like drunk and disorderly.

  7. Lovely gallery as always. Am particularly drawn to the Royal Palace and its grounds, the sailboats with reflections at Aler Brygge, and most of all, the BW with the child at Akershus Fortress. I want that last one for my walls…when I have them again.

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  10. Another cracking gallery from you CG – the light is so soft and grey-blue that it immediately says ‘winter’ to me. And now you have reminded me that it is almost the end of the month and I have hardly been out of the house! Oops… need to find some photos.

  11. It’s true. The last half of November here is also a drag. Leaves falling off. Rain is on and off. But the November snow we encountered was unexpected and beautiful. Something that just occurred, rarely after 54 years.
    I’m much curious about Aker Brygge. I can’t picture exactly what it is. Very nice art gallery.

  12. Beautiful gallery as always, Max. Love that first shot of the Royal Palace. Mine will be up momentarily.

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