As this Thanksgiving weekend draws to a close, it's good to consider all we have to be thankful for.
Here at Bondi, our cottages were filled with families -- getting together, spending time away from the usual hurry of their lives and using that time to reconnect. People hiked trails, drove through the autumn roads to exclaim at the brilliant colours, cooked feasts. The ski boat was out -- but they did confess they didn't ski this time, just enjoyed the lake. Some went fishing. Rumour has it turkey was on the menu rather than fish, but it remains unconfirmed.
And for the first time this summer, every single set of the Disc Golf frisbees was in use at the same time. Janice's gang of avid disc golfers took the Frisbee Golf Course by storm.
Al reported hearing the wolf pack Saturday night, but they didn't answer Nancy when she did her best Wolf Karaoke on Sunday night, so perhaps they were just passing through.
It's wonderful to see everyone enjoying themselves. The weather co-operated -- although it did provide a quick sampling of every one of the Canadian seasons, running the gamut from hot and sunny to a short snowstorm. It's true what they say, "if you don't like the weather, just wait five minutes, it will change."
And if anyone thinks this is the end of the autumn colour season, we have news for you. While Algonquin Park is at peak colour, we still have a week or more to go before we are at peak. (you can see that in the hill behind the photo of the boat in this post) That's because our altitude is a little bit lower than the Park's, so our trees can hang onto their leaves just a little longer.
If you couldn't get north for Thanksgiving, there's still a window of opportunity.
Maybe the wolves will rove back this way and sing for you. And the wild turkeys won't mind if you, too, "play through" on the back fields frisbee golf course.