Sunday, October 10, 2021

October’s Glory

October!! 

Kings Landing historic village was hosting a class on bee skep making. I signed up but suffice it to say that I left the village without one. It was too frustrating a process for me and at 51 I am fine with admitting it. But the day touring the village was successful and signs of autumn were plentiful…













I always think they should be making apple butter in this in October. They have many many kinds of apple trees. 
                        Roses’ last seasonal hurrah. 

Now we are celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving at a small rv park in McAdam, NB. Let me tell you, the mornings and evenings are COLD. 
The scenery is gorgeous.
FYI, our province has forbidden Thanksgiving gatherings of any sort outside of those you live with. That’s fine with us as we take deep breaths and try to get ourselves and our neighbors through this surge. 
So aside from sitting by the campfire with wine, playing cards in the rv, and wandering the grounds, we hiked on a local trail and are doing a tougher one today.  some trail  pics…




The famous McAdam Train Station, a bustling place in the early 1900s, now a museum, place for pie and tea fundraisers, and a spectacular Christmas dinner. Our friend says it’s also haunted!

Lucy snuggles by the heat. At 13 1/2 she is an old Scottie.

I’ve premade turkey for today and we will add some sides and sit in front of the campfire and eat and be thankful. Because we are♥️🙏🏻






9 comments:

Saundra said...

I have one of those antique wine presses; will send you a photo. Happy Thanksgiving; do you also celebrate the US Thanksgiving too?

acorn hollow said...

Happy Thanksgiving. We always have thanksgiving just us which always see fine as Christmas get out of control very fast but we shall see about this year. Nice pictures of your landscape it is getting beautiful here in NH
Cathy

Rugs and Pugs said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Happy Thanksgiving Kimm!! Your celebration sounds wonderful to me. Your photos are absolutely, positively, STUNNING! You truly have an artistic eye. You should do a photo book of all your visits there...I bet they would seel great if they have a gift shop of some sort?? Not sure my hands could handle the bee skep making at this point either... I am glad you skipped out and treated us to a photographic tour instead. ;-) Blessings ~Robin~

Prims By The Water said...

I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving my friend! I love visiting old historic site like yours. So much we take for granted now as it was a much harder life back then. Janice

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Yes it was not a desirable time as far as back breaking work and freezing winters. I love to take some of the best parts and make them mine- the decor, the handiwork, the gardening and open hearth cooking. Actually haven’t don’t the last but I want to!!

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Ha thanks Robin! What flattery. Their gift shop has cards of taken photos and they are producing a calendar this year. My trick is taking a lot of pics of one scene and choosing the best— plus they set up terrific decorations so it’s easy that way too. I want to create a Kings Landing candle. Perhaps that will be my winter job!

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

I wonder if your Fall is more muted this year too? As for Christmas, I am determined to spend half as much this year. I feel pressured and dislike that

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Love that wine press photo. We do celebrate the US Thanksgiving by flying down every year and taking turns between my family and my spouse’s. So that would be Charlotte, NC and the Shenandoah Valley of Va. (when covid free). Thanksgiving is my fav holiday.
In Canada it is less fussy. People celebrate either Saturday, Sunday or Monday and turkey is not a must