Monday, October 12, 2009

so much to be thankful for

It's the end of the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend (second Monday of October, mark your calendars so you don't forget like I did!) and here are a few of the little things I've been thankful for lately

Roses in fall hues...






A burst of colour from the mother-in-law's allotment garden




A flower with my name on it...




Sage, rosemary and thyme still going strong...




Beautiful autumn leaves...




A bountiful harvest...


(Apples and tiny white gourds from our garden, the rest from the market)


Homemade pumpkin pie and cranberry pear crisp...




Hedgehogs!...




And here are the three not-so-little things that I'm thankful for all year long...


My boys. Summer 2008 - Cape Disappointment, Washington State


Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all you Canucks out there!

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11 Comments:

At October 13, 2009 12:46 AM, Blogger Ginnie said...

YAAAAAY. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Christina. I've visited several blogs today being reminded of this important time of the Canadian year. And since I know you'll always be Canadian in your heart, I give my THANKS for you today.

 
At October 13, 2009 6:01 AM, Blogger Expat Traveler said...

And we have enjoyed it here. I got to see the RVM which was such a treat. I wasn't watching it last year but this year was just so much fun...

Your desserts look incredible!

 
At October 13, 2009 8:52 AM, Blogger Frau said...

Great pictures and Happy Thanksgiving! Can I have a piece of pie? OMG looks amazing!

 
At October 13, 2009 11:52 AM, Blogger poppy fields said...

Happy Thanksgivving! Your pie looks wonderful.

 
At October 13, 2009 11:57 AM, Blogger christina said...

Ginnie - Thank you so much!

Expat - Yeah, it sounds like you had an exciting time with so much stuff going on.

Frau - Still some pie left, come on over!

poppy fields- Thanks! Only two out of four of us like pumpkin pie so all the more for us.

 
At October 13, 2009 2:54 PM, Blogger Thimbleanna said...

A lovely post Ms. Mausi! Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

 
At October 13, 2009 7:54 PM, Anonymous ian in hamburg said...

Until reading your post, Christina, I'd completely forgotten about Canadian Thanksgiving. Maybe that's a good sign - not pining for the fjords and all - but on the other hand, keeping the old traditions and passing them on are so important. Good to see you're doing that so well.

 
At October 15, 2009 10:48 AM, Anonymous Michelle @ neither here nor there said...

Hi Christina! Followed you back from the comment in my blog. :) Nice to meet you!

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well from another expat Canadian - although I couldn't find a Turkey to cook this year - I'm still thankful :)

 
At October 15, 2009 2:16 PM, Blogger hexe said...

What a lovely post. I think I may steal your pumpkin pie crust with the leaves for my own Thanksgiving in a month.

 
At October 16, 2009 9:01 PM, Blogger Pippa said...

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving, Christina!

Awwwwwww, I'd die with a blissful smile on my face of pure happiness if I could find a hedgehog in my garden, WOW!

 
At October 24, 2009 12:59 PM, Anonymous RennyBA's Terella said...

A great, thoughtful post and a good reminder for a Norwegian too - thanks for sharing :-)

 

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