Thanksgiving Weekend, Magnetawan River, the Gazebo.
Come on in, solar heated. Gazebo, Magnetawan River.
Dianthus enjoying the last days of autumn.
Magnetawan River, Maple, dock, and comfy chair.
The best things in life are free, and yet another golden sun-shining example of a room with a view.
There is more to luxury than things.
I spent Thanksgiving with some very good friends. They live in the woods, and they live very well on very little. They have done this for most of their life, living in the woods without road access, indoor plumbing. Before the age of cell-phones, they did without that too, and for many years earlier they did just fine without electricity. And it sure feels like a luxury to be surrounded by such beauty. And for me, a luxury to know such creative intelligent and inventive people.
Walking in the woods together, fine dining (turkey and blueberry wine on the menu), an endless collection of books to peruse, curios gleaned from the seashore, rocks to jump from for a refreshing (brrr) plunge on warm autumn day, and at the end of the day, a warm snuggly bunk bed to crawl into.
Did I miss anything? I missed everything, so much were the words fail me, to have the company and companionship of people I am honoured to know.