Sunday, December 01, 2013

Why We Do Thanksgiving in October

We enjoyed our first major snowfall of the season on Wednesday, mostly overnight from Tuesday until mid-morning Wednesday. Twenty plus centimetres (close to 10 inches) was enough to bring out the plows and keep the school buses in the garage. Unfortunately, I didn't get out with the camera until the next day, Thursday, the American Thanksgiving. By then, most of the snow had fallen away from the branches, but there was still some left.



Newcomers to this blog might get confused when I say that this is a photo of the Mississippi River that flows through our town. I took this ↑↑ from a little one lane bridge. This Mississippi River is not related to the Mighty Mississippi that flows down the centre of the USA.

You will notice the title on the photo that I used on my Flickr page, and I think it's pretty apt: "Why Canadians Celebrate Thanksgiving in October." Early October is usually nice here: not too cold and lots of autumn colour. By the end of November, it's usually getting a might nippy, and we sometimes have snow.

I wondered around the area a little, and took this by the former MacArthur Woolen Mill.


A little more nosing about took me to two somewhat junky doorways — junky, but also kind of nice, I think.



Finally, a few shots looking up an icy set of fire stairs.



By that time, I was ready to give my frosty digits a break, so I got back into the car headed home.

8 comments:

Jimmie Earl said...

Lovely pics once more. But they made me shiver with the cold! We don't usually get that kind of cold until January. By that time, maybe I will be in sunny Texas for a few weeks.
Thanksgiving is good whenever it is celebrated!

TexWisGirl said...

point well made! :)

love these shots, though. very pretty.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

There's a rumor going around that we could get some snow here next week, but usually these predictions are untrue. Could you send us a bit?

Mara said...

Junk always seems to look better when covered with snow. So much more picturesque...

Pearl said...

What great shots.

Pearl

Hena Tayeb said...

great shots.. i did not know that about thanksgiving.. it's all just about the weather.

Peggy Jones said...

Hello A/C. Still trying to get my new computer going. This old lady is not much of a tech when it comes to setting up computer thingies. I have been following those two cuties along at intervals. Such a great grandpa you are to teach your grands about everything including different religious customs. There are 3 purple candles and one pink one. In my picture which I got off the internet, since I did not have mine up, has all the candles lit. As you probably read 1 purple candle is lit each Sunday and the pink one is lit the 3rd Sunday indicating Joy that the wait is almost over. Wishing you and family a blessed Christmas, Hanakah and Kwanza. (? spelling)

Kila said...

I wonder about the stories these places hold.