Happy Thanksgiving

In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving on the second weekend of October. Being vegetarian/vegan, our family enjoys meals together, eating a healthy, vegetarian dinner. Harvest is plentiful and we have so much to be thankful for. Though meals are simple; they are nutritious and delicious, best of all, we don’t cause any harm to living creatures.

We once had a pet turkey, his name was Titan – a very comical and curious fellow. He lived a happy life with his chicken friends. None of our animals were eaten, they all enjoyed the freedom and safety of our garden, foraging and taking dust baths in the sun.

Photo: Peggy ~ Hannibals Animals

As the leaves are changing from shades of green to dazzling gold and flaming scarlet – a feast for the eyes – we enjoy meandering through the woods behind our house. The fresh, forest air of autumn is invigorating, and the sound of leaves crunching under our feet brings back memories of autumns gone by. With each passing year; I am closer to the autumn of my life, more appreciative of life, more aware of how fragile life is, how soon it will be gone like the falling leaves.

Having lived for two years by a beautiful river with a spectacular view through all the seasons, it was sad to leave. I have shed many tears because it was so amazing to wake up in the morning and gaze out my bay window at this panoramic view of beauty and wildlife. Deer appearing at sunrise to wade in the water and drink, swans stopping by on their way to somewhere, bald eagles soaring over the river, beavers swimming, herons, ducks and geese sharing their habitat. All this I enjoyed while sitting on the edge of my bed or having my morning coffee on the balcony.

I may never have such a beautiful view from my windows again, but I still have much to be grateful for; health, family, friends and all the many blessings that God gives us.


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12 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving

  1. Bob says:

    I enjoy reading your blog…..you have such fluidity to your writings.
    We all have so much for which to be thankful.
    Thanks for sharing your photos and your writing ability.
    Your family will enjoy your records for generations. A blog can be the modern day (public) diary.


    • Carmen says:

      Thank you, Bob. I appreciate you taking the time to read my blog even though I don’t post as often as I’d like. I do think of it as a sort of public journal. It’s fun to put my myriad of thoughts into written words.

      Never thought about the facts that future generations might be reading this but my daughter reads it and my two grandchildren are already looking at the pictures. I will be posting a special slideshow of photos that my grandson took. My cousin in Germany (and her daughter) read it and they can see what I’m up to.

      Jean is the one who inspired me, she started her blog January 2011, and I read it every morning like a newspaper (she posts almost daily!) Love it!!! She had me as a guest blogger and that was before I started my own blog.

      Ever thought of starting a blog? 🙂


      • Bob says:

        Question noted…not likely….I prefer one on one rather than a public forum….I’d be stressed about literary style, correctness, etc. I’d be concerned about misinterpretation, public postings coming back to haunt me, etc., etc., etc.
        I’m amazed how you go in so many directions, seemingly effectively. Life is certainly full of enjoyable activities.



  2. Lovely post. I think early October is a perfect time for Thanksgiving. I still can’t get used to how late it is here in the US. It’s the end of November — too close to Christmas. But everyday is a good day to be thankful. Both your vistas are amazing. The river, of course, is breathtaking, but the boardwalk through the woods is great too. Frankie would love to explore there — especially when the leaves are bright and falling.

    When Thanksgiving rolls around here, I’ll be having a vegetarian feast too!


    • carmen says:

      Thank you, Jean. I agree, the Canadian Thanksgiving kicks off the autumn season, good timing as leaves start their dance to the ground, birds begin their southward flight and harvest-time is here. Plenty of time between the Christmas holidays. If a vote was taken, I wonder how many would prefer a Canadian Thanksgiving? ❤


  3. josepmbadia says:

    A very healthy way to celebrate the holidays. These landscapes are beautiful, anyone would want to live there.


  4. gracefully50 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Carmen!
    A wonderful post! Thanks for the reminder of God’s blessings!


    • carmen says:

      Thank you, Jeannie – I know your Thanksgiving is later in the fall – November.
      Thanks for the reminder of organizing – that will be my next project. I plan to do a post on my dressing room when I have it organized – it will look like a little boutique!

      Have a great week!


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