Friday, October 9, 2009

Autumn festivities


Waterlily at Julie's Pond, Hemlock Ravine Park, Halifax. Autumn colours reflected in the water, so pretty. I love this pond. Every season has something to offer.

Today is the start of the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend. Coming from a British household, growing up it was never a holiday that we would celebrate in a big way. We would have a nice meal but that was it. Yesterday I purchased a small turkey that I plan on cooking at some point over the next three days:) The house smells so good when there is something delicious roasting in the oven. Reminds me of Christmas...and Thanksgiving:)

Tomorrow I'm going to the Maritime Fall Fair. Something we've done since I was a small girl, although in those days it was called The Atlantic Winter Fair. Livestock exhibitions and quilts and pickles. The main arena hosts the rodeo and the draft horse competitions. etc. The Percherons and Clydesdales get gussied up with fancy ribbons, braided manes and tails, brass all polished and head out onto the turf for displays of skill and handling. One of my favourite events.

It's also the one time I cave in and buy some fudge to much on as I roam around the fairgrounds. Junk food and fairs go hand in hand. Looking forward to it:)

6 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Beautiful photo! There's a Kreativ Blogger Award for you at my blog if you want to pop over and pick it up! Have fun at the fair!

witchypoo said...

I am so captivated by this image. You are a wicked talented woman.

a painter said...

BEAUTIFUL photo! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Gifted Typist said...

beee-uuuuuu-teee-fullll shot!

Middle Aged Woman Blogging said...

The colors in that photo are so amazing it looks like an oil painting! I'm jealousing over here!!

flandrumhill said...

So many beautiful images. I couldn't decide which I liked best. It was a toss up between the water lily and the blue mussel wreath.

Sorry to read that you're under the weather too. It's so cold here today. At least you have memories of Bermuda to warm you... (I only have memories of growing up in Northern Ontario... brrrr).