American Thanksgiving


Today’s view outside the window at my computer, just before the fog thickened…

What a foggy foggy week we are having though the sun is shining on the mountaintops, I’m told! Sometimes one can barely see more than half a block away. The fog is not only on the coast but even in the interior, as my daughter and partner found driving home on Sunday. I did get a lot of overdue fall gardening jobs done on Monday in the damp chill. I’m still struggling with getting better installation photos of my exhibition. Today’s results are a bit better, but I’m going to try another tactic tomorrow. I’m learning. I hope to post some more shots for your viewing pleasure tomorrow.

According to the stats, the majority of my readers are in the US, and I’ve noticed that activity on many of their blogs is rather quiet this week. Then I remembered, it is American Thanksgiving tomorrow, and a major long weekend holiday which many will extend even longer. Unlike the Canadian Thanksgiving in early October, this one becomes the start of the Christmas shopping and holiday season. Someone once told me that they put up the Christmas decorations at this time. What are the different traditions amongst my American readers, I wonder?

I wish a happy and safe Thanksgiving to all readers, friends and family in the US – don’t eat too much turkey and pie!

ADDENDUM: Friday, November 25th. Today is Black Friday in the US.

November 23, 2005 in Culture by Marja-Leena