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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend

It is Thanksgiving Weekend here in Canada. Usually I make a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, however this long weekend, I am not :) Today, I am home, but tomorrow I'm heading to a lodge on an island for a little rest and relaxation, just staying Sunday night ~ but supper and breakfast are included, so I don't have to cook at all :) Now that's what I call Thanksgiving! I did make a couple of pumpkin pies, just to get home smelling a bit Thanksgivingy, though!

Where has the week gone? Last weekend was lovely, so I drove to a bay/marina to see what my camera could find. I saw a string of geese swimming along...which prompted the beginning of my poem, that didn't get any further than this ~

On Saturday, I glimpsed a gaggle gliding,
adrift upon a sea of sparkling sun ~


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They swam so gracefully, and other than the cawing of a crow, all was quiet...


Suddenly, they came to a screeching halt, well, not screeching, maybe, but you get the idea ~



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Some jumped on to the float, and the rest started swimming in circles as if bewildered.

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Finally after much deliberation, some stayed to party on the float, and the rest moved on towards the setting sun ~


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Were they bound for this little island?


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Ahoy! Were they aware that pirates were close at hand?

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Hey, isn't that an arrow in the water pointing the way? Perhaps that's the reason for the hulabaloo! They were going in the wrong direction!

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OK enough of the gander at the giggle of gliding gaggle ~ back home again!


Look at Oakley in all of his autumn russet splendour!


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and here's his proud mother watching over him ~ wondering when he's ever going to venture out on his own. Or perhaps she hopes he never "leaves". ;)

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PS Although I'm heading off tomorrow, my sons have arrived after all, satiated with turkey dinner! They must have smelled my pumpkin pies! I think this means, they're here for breakfast as well!

7 comments:

  1. Often see geese flying over but not paddling together like that. A lovely sight and the video clip really showed how peaceful the scene was, apart from Mr(s) Crow.

    I wonder who did the clearing up after breakfast ;) Have a nice away break from the kitchen chores.

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  2. A lovely post and photos.
    Your way with words always makes me smile!
    I hope that you're enjoying your long weekend and, once again, Happy Thanksgiving! xx

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  3. Glo, I struck my forehead when I read what Oakley's mother said. Roomie and I were just talking about Thanksgiving traditions. Her family is changing some of theirs to something much more low maintenance and, hopefully, more enjoyable for all. Your lodge on the island sounds fantastic. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving, Glo!
    I really miss pumpkin pie and also roasted Turkey :)

    Very beautiful pictures!

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  5. Hi John ~ Quite a number of geese were swimming there, which is what caught my attention. I like seeing them flying overhead, as well. Yes Mr(s) Crow was definitely making itself known! Such a racket from one bird! As you can see from the video, it was putting all it had into its cawing...I wonder if it was warning the geese about the pirates? ;) I left the kids (well, they're men actually) to make their own breakfasts and I headed out. When I came back, they'd left everything tidy!

    Thanks Flighty ~ I'm always happy to bring a smile. Words are fun, aren't they? You can make them say whatever you want ;) I had a very relaxing couple of days ... but I missed my turkey dinner! I enjoyed a salmon one instead.

    Hi Nikki ~ Glad you got a kick out of Oakley's mother! LOL Funniest thing is, I was the one who missed out on turkey dinner. The rest of them had it together, and I was off on an island where venison and salmon were the order of the day! It was a lovely change of pace though.

    Thank you Selby! Well, I missed the turkey too, but at least I had pumpkin pie! Perhaps I'll cook a little turkey or turkey breast next weekend so I get my turkey dinner after all. Glad you enjoyed the photos.

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  6. Hope you had a wonderful weekend Glo. Don't suppose the geese will come by again for another photoshoot... Anyway, I am sure you'll find more lovely things to photograph. I am partial to pumpkin pie Glo, so now I will have to do something about that!

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  7. Hi Roomie ~ Good to see you. I hope to see a pumpkin pie on your blog :) and we can both enjoy it! Pumpkin Pie is something I never even knew about until I came to Canada ~ at first I didn't care for the taste, but somehow it has managed to grow on me over the years! Yum! Glad you liked the geese.

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