Saturday, 8 October 2016

Thanksgiving Weekend

This is the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Sometimes we get together with a bigger extended family. This year we are just having a small gathering with husband, myself, our two kids, and my husband's mother who is in a senior's home fairly close to us.

My secret weapon for these kinds of events is a pre-stuffed cook-from-frozen turkey. It never fails to be delicious and worry-free. I will, however, be making my own pies. I have tried making pastry in my food processor once before and it was pretty good, so I shall do that again this year. My kids and husband LOVE pumpkin pie, so we will have that, as well as apple.

On my way home from the madhouse / grocery store today, I took the alternate route home and pulled over a few times to take pictures. These are just iPhone shots, but hopefully they capture the beauty right now.

The most common colours that people think of at this time of year are the oranges, reds, and bronze shades, but I can attest to the fact that there is a great deal of purple and yellow at the roadsides, as these wild asters show. At least, I think they are a form of aster.

The weather was overcast and windy. I love when the wind carries leaves through the air. It reminds me of these scenes:

Oh, how I loved those scenes from the Winnie the Pooh movie we would watch with our children when they were young. I love the innocence and simplicity of those stories. I think I could be perfectly happy living in the hundred acre wood.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian blogging friends, and a wonderful weekend to all.


  1. We ran into the grocery store to grab a few things. Bad idea! It was a madhouse. But I am home now and still in my pajamas eating soup while it pour outside. Lots to be thankful for!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. And a happy Thanksgiving to you, too. Your colors are beautiful! May your pies be as wonderful.

  3. Jenn, Happy Thanksgiving for all of you. It's so pretty there. Love the roadside photos. I too would love to take my daughters back to the days of Winnie the pooh sweet memories. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  4. Happy, Happy Thanksgiving! It sounds like a perfect day, and I agree with you about the blowing leaves and living in the 100 acre wood!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. The maples are putting on an extraordinary show for us this year are they not?

  6. I love all the colours this time of year. The leaves are changing but there are also autumn flowers growing. Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Northern Maine is in full color. Love this time of year - also love the first snows.
    the Ol'Buzzard

  8. Pretty photos. Happy Thanksgiving - it's always been my favorite holiday. I'm looking forward to ours here in the US.

  9. Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Your lovely photographs tell it all about the onset of Autumn./

  10. LOVE, LOVE the colors! Those little spots of purple asters always come as a happy surprise among the more typical fall colors. :)
    I hope your Thanksgiving is a wonderful family time. I'm looking forward to ours next month.
    oh, and Winnie the Pooh...I think he is my "spirit animal". have you ever seen this?

  11. Happy Thanksgiving Jenn...
    Linda :o)

  12. Beautiful trees, and happy thanksgiving!

  13. Lovely Autumn images. Happy Thanksgiving


  14. Happy Thanksgiving. Aren't the leaves beautiful inspite of the summer drought. I do a small turkey breast for the hubby as I am vegetarian, so today's feast is all about the veggies. I am making a pumpkin cheesecake, one that Queen Elizabeth ate 3/4 of her portion, so it must be tasty :)
    I like the wild asters both in the white & purple - Mother Nature certainly can blend the colours perfectly.

  15. Happy Thanksgiving. Your turkey idea is a terrific one. I hope you're enjoying your day.

    It's getting colorful in your world. It's starting here -- should be soon!