Sunday, October 10, 2010

(Day 282) Sharing the wealth

Sat. Oct. 9, 2010

It's Thanksgiving weekend in Canada which is an opportunity for families to get together to enjoy the special bonds of family, and to celebrate the blessings of another year. One of the blessings this weekend was the beautiful weather we enjoyed - a day which started out crisp but sunny and soon warmed up nicely. I took the opportunity to go with my son-in-law and granddaughter to one of my favourite places for a brief walk in the afternoon. Then the whole family, including 4 dogs, went there after dinner to shuffle through the thick layer of leaves that now cover the ground. It was good to share the beauty of this small, quiet piece of the creation.

I wish all of my Canadian friends a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend !

 (18-55mm  f5.6  1/60 sec  ISO200)

 (18-55mm  f5.6  1/800 sec  ISO800)

38 comments:

darlin said...

I love the first photo, what a magnificent family shot! It's so nice in your part of the country, a true blessing indeed.

And a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well Rick.

jasmin said...

lieber Rick,ja wenn alles zusammen paßt, ich kann es sehen auf dem Foto, Familie ,schöner Herbst, ein Tag mit Sonne, dann kann es gut gehen, liebe und herzliche Grüße von Jasmin...

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! beautiful images!!

Leovi said...

Pretty picture of the road. The figures act as a counterpoint.

CarreraCaballo said...

Happy Canadian Thanks Giving! The first photo has a nice atmosphere :-)

Geetz,

Joseph

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fantastic pictures.The walk trough the woods looks and sounds like loads of fun.Happy Thanksgiving.
Blessings,Ruth

The Whimsical Gardener said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! You make me want to go on a walk through the woods!

teca said...

A special day! Congratulations to all!

The photos are also special!

Have a blessed week, honey.

Kisses with love.

Carolyn Ford said...

That top photo, especially when enlarged to full screen, is simply awesome. I love how the light glows around your grand-daughter's hair! The little red jacket stands out so boldly with the yellows... I would frame this one!!! A R-E-A-L keeper!

Jenn said...

Thanks for stopping by my photography blog and leaving me a comment!

Beautiful fall pictures...definitely a peaceful scene.

Hope said...

The first photo truly brings in smiles.. looks like she may have wanted to stop and perhaps enjoy the water a wee bit ?
"smiling"..
beautiful captures..
hope your Thanksgiving was special.

imac said...

Ive missed some great shots of yours Rick, and a poem too.
Wonderful, - Happy Sun - Day.

Scott said...

Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you. I especially love the light in the top one.

S. Etole said...

such beautiful light ... hope your Thanksgiving was a truly happy one ...

Jeanne Klaver said...

These photos are beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving!

Rick said...

@darlin - the fall has been spectacular this year and we`re blessed to be able to get out and enjoy it. Had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal with the family today, that couldn`t be beat - hope yours is just as great tomorrow !

becky said...

Happy thanksgiving to you waaaaayy up north!
Sounds (and looks) like a wonderful weekend!
:)

Katherine said...

Spectacular photos Rick ... it would have been such a magical walk! There's nothing like spending quality time with family is there? Happy to hear you had a lovely Thanksgiving! Cheerio Kath

Krista said...

These are awesome, Rick! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! :o)

Rick said...

@jasmin - it was a wonderful day jasmin, and a wonderful weekend; family has now returned home with happy memories. Have a great week and thank you !

Rick said...

@Costea Andrea Mihai - thanks Costea; it was a wonderful weekend !

Rick said...

@Leovi - thank you !

Rick said...

@CarreraCaballo - thank you Joseph ! Hope your weekend was also a good one !

Rick said...

@Ruth's Photo Blog - thank you Ruth, both for your comments and taking the time to visit. I hope you and Jake also enjoyed this Thanksgiving weekend, and that it brought you comfort and peace to be with family.

Rick said...

@The Whimsical Gardener - thank you; and glad you enjoyed it !

Rick said...

@teca - thank you so much ! May your week also be as wonderful teca !

Beijos !!

Rick said...

@Carolyn Ford - thank you Carolyn ! I caught this just as her father 'rescued' her from stepping into the mud ! Sometimes shooting into the sun creates wonderful effects.

Have a great week !

Rick said...

@Jenn - thank you Jenn; it is very peaceful there - hardly anyone knows about this place.

Rick said...

@Hope - thank you Hope; yes, I think she had intentions, but her father reacted just in time ;-)

Our Thanksgiving was great, surrounded by family. Have a wonderful week.

Rick said...

@imac - thanks mac, and glad to see you're back from Cornwall (btw - that's only an hour from my place ;-)

Rick said...

@Scott - thank you, and thank you !

Rick said...

@S. Etole - thank you Susan, it truly was !

Rick said...

@Jeanne Klaver - thank you Jeanne !

Rick said...

@becky - waaay up north is all relative I guess - compared to New Mexico, it sure is ! Thanks Becky - our Thanksgiving was wonderful !

Rick said...

@Katherine - thank you Katherine - we did have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with family - have to enjoy the moments before they're gone. More memories made !

Rick said...

@Krista - thank you; our Thanksgiving was great - I hope yours was too !

Leslie said...

These photos remind me of the woods I grew up in. As a transplant to Florida, I miss fall profoundly every year. Thanks for sharing a taste of it through your photography!

I love the way you captured your granddaughter as she was just leaning over that puddle. She looks such a part of the fall woods in her little red jacket :-)

And thanks for your encouraging comment over at my blog! Hopefully Florida will be accomodating for your winter travels and give you some lovely weather.

Rick said...

@Leslie - thanks for stopping by and commenting Leslie. I'm glad we were able to enjoy fall - I can imagine how you must miss it. We're looking forward to missing a large part of winter though - we'll be coming back here for a few weeks (just to experience winter !) and then heading back to Florida.