To all of my friends in the States – I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I told a blogging friend the other day that it was my favorite holiday. Wonderful food, loving family and friends, crisp cold temps, and no gift-buying pressure. What’s not to love, right?
The holidays are going to be a little more difficult this year without my husband in the picture but I am so blessed with all that I have. At the risk of sounding sappy, I am just so thankful for so much.
The sunsets have been quite beautiful lately.
Portrait of a stalk of Brussels sprouts.
Orange you glad you come here?
* snort *
My Thanksgiving was lovely. It was spent with my sons and we went to my sister-in-law’s house in New Jersey, something I’ve been doing for several years.
There was a puppy there.
(this is my eldest son who didn’t seem to want to put the puppy down)
And who can resist this baby?
View from the breakfast nook on Friday morning. It was a beautiful day, and quite cold. The bird baths were frozen solid.
George at the kitchen door.
Saturday morning’s sunrise, taken from the front porch.
As I write this Sunday morning, the crazy cardinal is attacking his reflection in the window again. I am not sure if this is the same bird that’s been doing this on and off since February (could it really be?) or if it’s just another crazed male cardinal. When it first began, I thought it was trying to attack the poinsettias that were left over from Christmas that I still had in the window there. I moved them but the bird kept at it. He also attacks the side-view mirror on the Subaru (but not on the Element). So I always have a nice stream of bird poop on the car . . .
I photographed him this past March and wrote about it here:
The only plans I have for today are to take George for a walk, and then we’re going to take a little ride into Delaware. There’s a Christmas shop that I’d like to visit.
Hope the coming week is a good one for you all ~
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.