Thanks Giving

As Thanksgiving weekend stretches ahead of us here in Canada, I’d like to wish all my fellow Canucks a joyous holiday.  I hope you get to spend the weekend with your loved ones around you.  Neither of my daughters will be joining us as one has to work, and the other lives out of province, but we’ll be having dinner with my hubby’s parents on Sunday, and with mine on Monday.  I think we will be well-stuffed!

There are many, many things I’m thankful for as this holiday of gratitude approaches, not the least of which are my fellow gardeners and bloggers of Blotanical.   It’s been a wonderful growing season and I have learned so much from you all…and not just about gardening.

I’m grateful that my hubby and I are able to celebrate another Thanksgiving with both sets of parents and that, given their ages, they are all four in reasonable health.  I’m thankful beyond expression that my grandson remains healthy and robust and that he continues to be my shining star…that my two daughters and Charlie’s daughter are all well and are making their way in the world in ways that make us exceptionally proud…I’m thankful for my Charlie, who sees my wonderful self good with my rotten side bad, and loves me anyway…I’m grateful for the trumpets of geese, the aroma of wood smoke, the crunch of red apples, the coolness of night, the colors of day.

I am also grateful that we live in a country where — though we may complain about the campaigns and candidates — we are able to head to the polls next Tuesday and exercise our right to vote in a federal election.  I think often of those who cannot.

Happy Thanksgiving, all! :-)


Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

10 thoughts on “Thanks Giving”

  1. My Fellow?or is that Gal ? Canuck Nancy !
    Hope you enjoy your meals with the parents .. and are well and truly stuffed! : )
    I am always so struck by that picture .. I love it !
    Yes .. we are VERY glad to be Canadians in this house .. and we will be at the polls to do our bit .. then throw our hands up in the air out of relief this will be done and we can get on with life ? LOL
    PS .. have a bit of Tim’s for desert ? hahaha

  2. Nancy–
    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your extended family — fall and harvest celebrations are so fundamental to our northern hemisphere cultures.

    Our (U.S.) Thanksgiving isn’t until late November, but I know every day is always a day to be thankful for something!


  3. Happy Thanksgiving Nancy. I hope you and your family have a great celebration together. You are mightly blessed.

  4. Sometimes, I forget you are in Canada. I forget that any of my blogging friends are in a different culture. Happy Thanksgiving. Sounds like you will be well fed and have lots to be thankful for in times like these. I hate you can’t see your kids though. I get to celebrate with my kids but it’s usually a day or two later. My dil has a very big family so I let her be with them on the actual day.

  5. Lovely, lovely post! I love your tongue in cheek humor and your perfect descriptions of those wonderful gifts of nature for which you are thankful. Have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

  6. What a beautiful photo, Nancy. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all Canadians. You are right—we have a lot to be thankful for, including the pleasure of our garden-blogging friendships.

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