As Canadians, I think it is great that our Thanksgiving falls in October - it gives us lots of time to savour the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you're like me, getting ready for Christmas is a big deal and I need all the time I can get!
It's also great that the weather this year has cooperated with us and has slowly cooled off (unlike some years where we go straight from hot summer nights to "where is my parka" evenings!).
If you can get past the fact that slowly, all of us with home gardens, are closing off parts of our beds and pulling the last of our bounty, then it is quite a glorious time!
These are the last of my carrots (above)...and as I pulled them, the "garden gods" released the most magnificent carrot perfume! It's actually incredible what these smells do to our senses...I would love to know, scientifically, what parts of my brain light up when this happens!