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by AuntAnnie ( edited 01 Nov 2020 ) 01 Nov 2020

There is always something to be thankful for. Picking up walnuts and raking leaves seems to be a never-ending fall chore. But yesterday was somewhat different being Halloween under a blue moon, the threat of spreading Covid-19, and the end of Daylight Saving Time. The sun was shining down, warming us as we were cleaning up the leaves; it felt so good after the frigid cold of last week. Later, after sunset but before dark a small group of trick-or-treaters rang the door bell. Surprise! Luckily, hubby most always has a stash of chocolate available. Some of you might think, "Huh?", but we live outside of town and these are the first Halloween visitors we have had in the 11 years of living here! Following dinner I was surprised with a special dessert of home-grown golden apples with caramel dipping sauce and an impromptu serenade of several great horned owls. Yes, it was a good day and I am thankful.


by 02kar Moderator 02 Nov 2020

Oh my! I would love to pick up walnuts. I admit, raking leaves is not on my fun things to do but the yard looks so good when it is done. It sounds like it was a peaceful day with some wonderful surprises to spice it up. Like you, I enjoy days like this too.

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AuntAnnie by AuntAnnie 02 Nov 2020

Before the leaves fall, we use a rolling tool to pick up the nuts. Would love to have your help.

by lbrow 02 Nov 2020

Sounds as though you had a great day. It's always good to recognize our blessings and even better when we are truly grateful. God Bless

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AuntAnnie by AuntAnnie 02 Nov 2020

It was a great day full of blessings.

by pennifold 01 Nov 2020

Hi Annie, in church yesterday our Priest said that he would love to have in Australia the tradition of Thanksgiving Day. I believe Canadians have it earlier than the Americans, but it's certainly a way of giving thanks. What a great day you had and I'd love to see those great horned owls. And your dessert sounded delicious. Thanks for such a lovely positive post. Love Chris

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AuntAnnie by AuntAnnie 02 Nov 2020

I will not be attending Thanksgiving or Christmas celebrations with my family this year due to Covid safety concerns for others due to husbands job. Joy must be celebrated in unconventional ways.

by toogie 01 Nov 2020

Annie did you see the blue moon 🌚 ? I looked at 10pm, 1 am and 5 am and every time it was just a bright Full moon 🌕.
Yes I am thankful for so much.

AuntAnnie by AuntAnnie 01 Nov 2020

I agree, toogie, the moon was not at all blue. ;)

vkggal by vkggal 02 Nov 2020

Our local meteorologist explained that the moon isn't blue, that the term simply means 2 full moons in the same month. I wondered as well, but, after he said this, I didn't bother to look.

by asterixsew Moderator 01 Nov 2020

There is much negativity about but when one stops to think there is much that we have to be thankful for. Being in lockdown we had no trick or treaters calling. I wish I had a walnut tree in the garden, I have great memories of one as a child. Sounds as if you live in a great place

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AuntAnnie by AuntAnnie 01 Nov 2020

It is a beautiful area, asterixsew. Although the winters can last all too long.