We went back to Minden to see my parents for this year’s Thanksgiving. It was pretty much a perfect Fall weekend.
Here’s a picture of the beautiful Gull River, just down the road from our house.
So many things to be grateful for this year…
For health, physical & mental health, or whatever we can get. It’s been a rough year for health of all kinds, for several of us.
For friends and family, since I never seem to spend enough time with my parents, or my brother. My brother is still in BC, but at least we spoke with him on Skype.
For our little friends, specifically my aging doggies that live with my parents, Pups and Scarlet.
For this unbelievably gorgeous weather we had this weekend. How lucky are we, really?
These are some flowers in my mom’s garden. Even with a couple frosts, they’ve kept on going. Tons of buds still coming. It’s kind of amazing.
Our weekend was spent outside having bonfires, walking the dogs, soaking up the sun, and doing a few outdoor chores. We also spent some time inside, watching films, cooking, eating, chatting, and otherwise relaxing. It was pretty great. I even taught my mom how to use her new e-reader!
The leaves in Minden were almost “done” – that is, the reds and oranges were pretty much down, but the browns and yellows were still kicking. I think they would have been better last weekend. Oh well. There seemed to be more colour on the drive between Ottawa and Minden. The picture above was taken from the car window, probably getting close to Renfrew. I guess Minden has a shorter season than Ottawa.
Anyhow, I’m very thankful for weekends like this past one. I hope yours was good too.
Crazy Pups says hello…