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Monday, 10 October 2016

A Canadian Thanksgiving

Canadians are gathered this long weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving. 

 

We have much to be thankful for as Canadians, including the beauty of the land and the freedom and peace we enjoy. The accident of birth which placed me in this country is one of my many blessings.

On a recent visit to Greenwich National Park, we saw nature 

 

in the early throws of its autumn beauty. 

 

The red maple leaf, featured prominently on our national flag, 

 
 
was evident up through the canopy of trees and on the ground.

 

It was a truly Canadian scene and an emotional moment.

 

Happy Thanksgiving, my fellow Canadians. We are well and truly blessed.

32 comments:

  1. Have a great day. Happy TG to you and yours.

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving! And Go Blue Jays, Go!!!!

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    1. Hope it's a great day tor you, Karen.

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  4. Yes, Marie, you are truly blessed. I have always been a little in awe of your lovely country and have told many friends that if Trump gets elected I will head North !! I hope you have a very, very happy Thanksgiving and beyond.

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    1. Thank you, Ginnie! We'd be happy to add new Canadians.

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving Marie!! Wishing many blessings to you and your family!!

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    1. Thank you, Angela. Being thankful is so important, isn't it?

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  6. A very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving from Ontario. We truly are blessed to live in Canada with the freedom that many others don't have.

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    1. So true, Judith. I love this country!

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  8. Yes, you are well and truly blessed. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all my Canadian friends. :-)

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving Marie. Love your beautiful country. Have a great day.

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  10. It was a great day, Celia. Thank you.

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  11. Your leaves are beautifully changing to autumn colors! Although Thanksgiving celebration is not familiar to the Japanese I have learned from many bloggers! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. The wind storm the past few days has taken many of the leaves now, Tomoko. Much too soon for me because I enjoy the display of colour.

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  12. We are truly blessed! Thanks for sharing such a great post.

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    1. Indeed we are. We have much to be proud of...

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  13. I tried contacting a friend in Canada and they said, Not now, busy with Thanksgiving! I was so confused, didnt know it was this time! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Gingi, our growing season is shorter than the U.S. and the harvest is earlier.

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  14. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. I love the maples especially at this time of year. Sarah x

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    1. The maples are gorgeous this time of year. We had a great Thanksgiving, thank you, Sarah.

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  15. Happy belated Thanksgiving! Yes, Canada has a peace right now that America sure doesn't. :(

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  16. Thank you, SW. Peace to you and your family.

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  17. Happy Thanksgiving, a bit late! Your pictures of the fall colors, and the beautiful maple leaf, truly beautiful! Indeed, we are so very blessed to have the freedoms we do, and thankfulness is something we should celebrate everyday. Happy to have met you Marie :)

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  18. Happy to meet you, SUI. Thank you for visiting.

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  19. Gorgeous pictures. You should make a time capsule and keep your pictures in it. Then when powers to be abuse and destroy the other the people from the future can see what a beautiful world we lived in.

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  20. I hope we have something of this beauty to leave for the grandkids but I fear more every day.

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