This week in pictures: Thankful

by DaniGirl on October 13, 2012 · 0 comments

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It was Thanksgiving this week, and I could fill pages and hard drives of all the things I have to be thankful for. First and foremost, I am thankful to my brother and his family for making the drive up for an unexpected visit for the weekend:

Kids at the mill

I’m thankful to live in a gorgeous city ringed by amazing wild spaces where kids can interact with nature. Lucas was so frustrated at how easily the chickadees landed on the big kids’ fingers and it was only at the end of our hike that he finally got one to land on his hand. I am also thankful for the wonder and delight of a child:

Lime Kiln Trail 2012

Here’s one more, not an official photo of the day but the intersection of family and childlike wonder with nature:

Lime Kiln Trail 2012 (7 of 15)

I’m thankful for cool, brilliant fall days and their breathtaking colour — even if I know they’re just a precursor to months of frosty monochrome. This is the Long Island Locks on the Rideau River near Manotick.

Long Island Locks in autumn

Did I mention I’m thankful for fall colour? I kinda have to double up, because it just won’t be here in a couple of weeks…

Fenced Friday for Fall

I’m thankful to live in a community that cares about its residents and offers fantastic free activities for families. This is the free pumpkin painting at the Manotick Harvest Festival this weekend:

Pumpkin painter

I am extremely thankful for all of the wonderful people who have trusted me with their family portraits over the last couple of year, and I’m grateful for sweet kids who put up with my antics and reward me with beautiful smiles like this:

Peekaboo kids

I’m grateful for my wide-angle lens that makes interesting shots like this, my French class that sees me walking down Elgin Street on a sunny morning to capture a shot like this, and my homeland that makes me proud to share a photo like this.

Ontario, Canada

I’m pretty much thankful for everything right about now. It’s not a bad place to be, on Thanksgiving weekend and always. :)

It’s a week late (or a month early for my American friends) to ask the question, but what are you thankful for?


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