Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year;
to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.
~Edward Sandford Martin
After another night dipping down into the high 20's, Thanksgiving Day dawned clear and bright. It was the perfect morning to take a hike around the property before heading off to a wonderful afternoon feast.
There are just a few leaves still clinging onto the Sweet Gum trees.
The birdbaths were all still frozen solid from 3 nights of below freezing temperatures.
Most of the snow from Tuesday has melted but there are still patches to be found. This was the north facing base of a stump, dotted with snow and mushrooms. Below, a different stump tucked away in a dense meadow.
No hike would be complete without a cat companion. Parvati was so glad to be outside after two days of cold, inclement weather. She is definitely a fair-weather girl. Wherever you may be today, I hope the sun is shining and you are surrounded by great food and lots of Friends and Family. Happy Thanksgiving!