Thankful for Holidays

Today I returned to work after a short 2 week vacation. Before I get caught in the routine again, I want to share a few highlights and things I am thankful for:

...the freedom, means, and opportunity to travel
...amazing wonders of God's creation (photo below taken at Kakabeka Falls, Ontario
...wide expanses of uninhabited land in Canada

...peaceful moments
on the north shore of Lake Superior
...a family content with simple pleasures

...the song of loons on the lake
...a wonderful Bed & Breakfast host just east of Thunder Bay

...little baby surprises along the way

...lovely days camping in spite of rain

...good health to enjoy bike rides, skating, hiking

...homemade music, private concerts

...campfires to warm the body and spirit

I hope you too are enjoying the summer months. What are you thankful for today?


  1. Very good things to be grateful for, lovely pics! I am thankful I get to do what I love surrounded by supportive people :) And thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!

  2. looks like you had a lovely holiday- it's such a great feeling when you come back refreshed like that.
    I am also thankful that I have the freedom & support to create!

  3. I hope you got the chance to walk along the trail at Kakabeka Falls. Looks like you had a wonderful time!

  4. hi glad you enjoyed some time off! it looks like an absolutely gorgeous would be hard to come home after being in such a beautiful place! so much to be thankful for.... i'm always thankful for knowing you....i'm still hoping that this winter you might want to escape the bitter canada cold and come to florida (we'll have lunch or sew some books!!)! and thanks so much for letting me know about the etsy article....i would have completely missed it!! hugs, :)

  5. Those pictures are so peaceful. The second one of Lake Superior doesn't look real, it's so beautiful. Living in Boston, I don't get to see lakes like that. Thank you for sharing them. what makes me happy? Living in the busy city with all the buildings, people and activity!! Love your blog

  6. lovely pix. we spent a bit of time at Kakabecka Falls on the way home from Ottawa, and saw lots and lots and lots of Lake Superior to and from southern Ontario. Lovely countryside.

  7. Unbelievable, incredible shots.. Just sat here with my mouth open..
    Was thankful for Julie King for sending me on over. WOW..

  8. I'm am so thankful for those things too. We just spent our vacation in Minnesota and I just love the vast expanses of this country (and Canada too). I sometimes wish the rest of the world could see what a beautiful place we live in.

  9. Lake Superior looks stunning. Sounds like you made the most of it, it sounds like my idea of a perfect holiday.


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