Yesterday, we sang "Come, you thankful people, come" because the second weekend in October is Thanksgiving in Canada.
Today, I took a walk through my neighbourhood and local park to show you just why we might think it is time to give thanks.
This is where I live. Not right here, but this is a short walk from my house. The trees give us a wonderful show before we prepare for winter.
Some trees were at their finest last week.
Some have just started to turn.
Parks run between the streets and this was the park next to me, this afternoon.
The type of tree determines its colour. The colour, oddly, is really an absence of chlorophyll. The green is gone, and this is what is left behind.
A few years ago, they redid the pathway through the park and added more trees.
So here is a little tree with small leaves, showing off its colour. This is a sugar maple, I think.
And this tree is at the entrance I use to go into the park.
Soon they will be bare and the only colours we will see are the hats, and scarves that keep us warm. So, for now, we will enjoy the colour and be thankful that this has been given to us.