Friday, October 8, 2010
ROBBLOG# 158 W E E K E N D Edition
Hard to believe but it's Thanksgiving-again. Wasn't it mid-August just a few days ago?
Now, pumpkins are sitting on doorsteps accompanied by fall mums, stalks of corn and bales of straw.
Leaves are covering the green grass and trees are sporting naked branches. In a few months, snow will line their nooks and crannies.
Canadian Geese are flapping their wings overhead. Sometimes- when it's a quiet morning you can hear the "swoosh" of their wings as they pass overhead "honking" directions to each other as they search for the nearest- and safest, patch of lawn or shoreline of a sparkling lake.
Flower gardens are put to bed.
Lawn ornaments and garden knomes are put back on shelves in garages and garden sheds, to doze away the cool days and cold nights that lie ahead.
Ponds are drained.
Eave troughs are clogged with leaves.
A Fireplace is once again the centre piece of a room.
There's wood to pile alongside the garage.
Long walks on crisp, sunny days along the lake or through a nearby conservation area.
A brisk morning visit to the farmer's market for a special Jack-O-Lantern that will be carved with care and placed in a front window or on a verandah railing.
Friends, families and neighours gather to wish the best of the season and are "thankful" for whatever small pleasures are found in this world today.
There's thoughts of loved ones who are no longer sharing our table but always share and hold a special place in our heart.
Here's to a great Holiday.
A Happy, Joyous Thanksgiving.
Just being together.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Posted by Rob Reid at 10:21 PM