Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!
I moved up to Muskoka 15 years ago this month. Looking at these photos taken late this afternoon, I don't need much reminding about why I made this decision. The air today was filled with the strong sweet scent of pine. Birds are everywhere, filling up on berries still hanging heavy from trees, bushes and vines. People are out enjoying the warm day and the overwhelmingly beautiful colours (it never gets old, does it. no matter how old we get ourselves or how many autumn-times we have lived through) - chatting, waving - wishing each other a happy celebration before turning home to their family harvest dinners. Wood is piled high in front of homes, the squirrels are alert and busy, the dark cool Muskoka River is reflecting all of the autumn glory along the stretch of it's long journey. I feel so blessed to live here - to drink this in - today of all days, Thanksgiving Day. Blessings to each of you and your families.