MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011
A joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful.
- Psalm 147
Today, the second Monday in October, is Canadian Thanksgiving. Unlike American Thanksgiving, ours is a celebration of the harvest festival. It is not associated with the Pilgrims. Unlike American Thanksgiving, it does not usher in the Christmas season.
Even in the most difficult times, there's always something for which to be thankful. Athough I sometimes vent and I rant, I also count my blessings. Every Thanksgiving weekend for the past few years, I have spent some time at Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, near Orangeville, Ontario. The autumn colours are beatiful there. If you have an opportunity to visit it, espeically in the fall, I suggest you do so.
Here is a selection of photographs I took at the Forks of the Credit. I feel so fortunate to be able to enjoy all four seasons.
THE GLORY OF AUTUMN AT FORKS OF THE CREDIT PROVINCIAL PARK
NOTE: Last Thanksgiving, I wrote a short story entitled "A Thanksgiving Tale." If you would like to read it, just click the FICTION tab on this website.
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