October always seems to be the star of the Fall months, doesn’t it? Once that month is over, we tend to turn our attention indoors in preparation for Christmas time. What a shame, when there’s still so much interest and beauty to be seen outdoors in November! With an almost one-year-old in the house, we’re finding ourselves outside and looking for interesting things to do and see to keep us occupied, and that’s not going to slow down now that it’s November!
I remember when Kennedy was around the age that baby Jack is now, we went on all kinds of fun walks and hikes at all different times of day. One morning we were outside at about 6 am and I remember thinking that I hope we still get out on little outdoor adventures all over the place even when we don’t have a one-year-old to keep busy.
Whether you have young kids in the house or not, here are some great reasons to get outside, go for a drive, take a walk, take some pictures, or just breathe in that nice fresh air!
1. Fall foliage
3. Biking trails
4. Sparsely populated city parks
5. Farm machinery/ fall harvest in action
6. Protected migratory bird areas
7. Large murders of crows or other scavenger birds
8. Covered bridges and wind mills
9. Train traveling through a rural area
10. Sunset over a cold, empty beach
11. New homes under construction
12. Grain elevators
12. Huddled livestock
13. Leaves swirling in an inner urban scene
14. An individual bird of prey
15. A family pet exploring the fall scenery
16. Wildlife preparing for the winter hibernation
17. Local sports under the lights
18. Dusty gravel roads
19. Fresh fall produce
20. Creeks and streams
21. First frost
Commit yourself to getting outside to enjoy at least of few of these interesting outdoor scenes this November! You won’t regret it!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.