Sunday, October 13, 2013

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving

This is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, and preparations for a gathering around the old oak table later today are in progress.  There are casseroles and pies on every available kitchen surface, pans of bread and biscuits in the oven, various savories, pickles, relishes and sauces in covered bowls, our own French vanilla ice cream in the freezer. Thanksgiving is on Monday, but we are "doing" it today so we can ramble in the woods together tomorrow, then come back to the little blue house for leftovers late in the day.

The tattered scarecrow lady is somewhat like the Raggedy Anne doll I had as a child, and perhaps that's why I love to see her planted under a tree in the front garden at this time of the year.  She conveys the season perfectly with her round eyes, wide stitched smile, corn husk hair and hands, red corduroy overalls, flowered cotton shirt (a faded old one) and a squashed burlap hat.

Whether or not you are live north of the 49th parallel and are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend (or not), have a good one, and do find something to celebrate. These bright autumn days are too glorious for words.They are, to use Friday's word, all too fleeting.

5 comments:

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

I smile...

Mystic Meandering said...

Love the "scare crow" doll :) I had a Raggedy Anne doll too :) Fond memories... Have a wonderful gathering!

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Enjoy your special holiday...we're (the lower 48) looking at how to celebrate Columbus' day tomorrow...not much to celebrate.

Rue said...

Happy Thanksgiving! We had our feast yesterday - also so that we might enjoy the rest of the long weekend. We've been blessed with such gorgeous weather this weekend. I'm heading to my parent's place soon for a good bonfire! Blessings to you and yours!

Debbie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, dearest Cate!

Feeling ever-so-grateful to know you and to call you friend.

Love you!