Is this not a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonize.George Eliot
Weather extremes on the Canadian prairies mean that it is critical to take advantage of every opportunity that presents to seek solace in nature.
This year, in particular, it seems more urgent to escape the angry noise of the strange and unusual world around us.
Scaled back Thanksgiving celebrations again this year mean connections are abbreviated so simple pleasures have taken on heightened meaning.
Carving out time for reflection rather than turkey, simmering savoury soups with mature garden vegetables, and enjoying the crunch of leaves underfoot.
Perhaps the slowing and semi-isolation will give rise to new creative energies, appreciations for the things we take for granted, and time to pay attention to what is truly important in our lives.
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
Stay healthy and safe!