Monday, October 09, 2017

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving

This morning's  tattered scarecrow lady is much like the Raggedy Anne doll I once had, and I love seeing her planted under a tree in a neighbor's garden at this time of the year.  She conveys seasonal sentiments perfectly with her round eyes, crooked stitched smile, corn husk hair and hands, red corduroy overalls and flowered shirt, and crowning it all, a fine squashy burlap hat.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving if you are Canadian. If not, find something to celebrate anyway, perhaps get outside for a while. These autumn days are too vibrant and riotously colored for words, and they are far too brief.

3 comments:

Barbara R. said...

Down here in the lower 48 (or is it considered 50?) we're celebrating (questionable) Columbus Day and Indigenous People's Day. Some places have switched the name. It's still a holiday for schools in our town, and some government offices. Most adults don't care one way or another unless they get a day off from work. I was sad to hear via blog that police are protecting statues of Columbus from being defaced in NY city. Are we becoming the people of the east who tear down ancient works of art because they were the heroes or gods or goddesses of an older culture? The little scarecrow lad is really sweet. Enjoy your thanksgiving...we've got another month before we have ours! Doesn't mean I can't find things to be grateful for today!

Mystic Meandering said...

I heard it was called Indigenous People and Explorer's Day... After all Columbus did not discover "America", but Cuba. :) The change in the name seems rather fitting to me. That aside. We here in the Denver area are getting our first snow! The trees are bowed down to the earth, some limbs broken off, because the leaves are still on the branches. But all in all, winter has been ushered in with beauty. Hard freeze tonight, and Indian Summer by the end of the week....

Enjoy your beautiful Thanksgiving Day Cate! Love Lady Scarecrow :)

theresa said...

Epouvantaille, my grandson (aged 2) would shout!