Given the events of 2020, not the least of which has been the global Covid-19 pandemic, it’s difficult to find things to be thankful for – but there are many if you just look.
Early this morning I went out for a bike ride. My usual route takes me through the Sussex Nature Trails. Last week when I rode through here there was hardly more than a trickle of water running over dry rocks in the bed of Trout Creek. This morning, after a wild thunder and lightening storm accompanying torrential rains last night, the creek was filled with water and, for the first time since early spring, I could actually hear the water running over stones, rippling in the sunshine.
I am thankful for the water that is so needed by farmers and low wells. I am thankful for the sunshine too.
Then, Joel, Harley and I decided to take a family drive. We went up through Cornhill to enjoy the vistas laid out before us. On our way there we took a side trip to see one of King’s County’s many covered bridge treasures.
Then we drove on up to Cornhill. From the peak of the hill you can see for miles – over the fields to Knightville and beyond.
We made one last stop and I captured the last remnant of the season – berries clinging on for dear life in the face of the 60kph+ winds whipping across the open fields.
I am thankful that we live in such an amazingly beautiful place. I am thankful for the ability to travel the backroads with my husband – who is willing to park the car every time I screech ‘stop’ so I can jump out and capture an image. I am thankful for our dog, Harley, who accompanies us on these adventures and gives us both unconditional love. And I am thankful for the friends and family who are a part of our lives. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.