Sunday, October 7, 2012

Giving Thanks ...


It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada.  

Today was an easy day to be thankful.   After a nice lunch with my daughter Kaitlyn, I took Trey for a walk on the Trans Canada Trail near where I live.  It was sunny and cool and perfect for walking with a four-legged friend.  The autumn colours were wonderful.


The light illuminated some leaves from behind, reminding me of stained-glass windows.


The trees don't change colour all at the same time, nor do they all turn red.  I have seen fully green Maple trees with one branch of bright orange leaves.  


As I walked I thought about the many things I have to be grateful for.


Friends.  Family. Good health.


  A relatively sound mind.


Thanks ... for stopping by.

10 comments:

  1. A relatively sound mind? Relative to what? Mine?? Ha ha!

    I love those bright lovely leaves - isn't it a shame that it's almost impossible to find a red, yellow or orange one that isn't perforated with holes? Seems to me that wasn't always so.

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    1. I hadn't noticed that Amy-Lynn ... but now you point it out ...hmmmmmm

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  2. Beautiful Sybs.. I'm thankful for your blog, and our friendship :) Happy Thanksgiving. xo j.

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    1. Thanks Julie. Happy Thanksgiving. Love.

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  3. Oh, you are getting red maples? Lovely photos and I can feel the crisp air by looking at them.

    Everything around me this year is coming in yellow or, worse, brown. The lack of rain and hot summer is changing them faster with less color so far.

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    1. Julian, the richness of the colour depends on the temperature. A heavy frost can really cause the leaves to be colourful. Here it is the 11th of October and we haven't even had a frost yet here on Nova Scotia's eastern shore.

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  4. Always nice to walk a way with you.

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  5. All good things to be thankful for. I've noticed the trees all seem to be on different schedules this year too. I'm not sure I'll be able to capture one of those typical New England foliage shots, but I'm going to try!

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  6. Happy [belated] thanksgiving.
    Nice photos of the leaves

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