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Canadian Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving up here in the Northern half of America. Don’t know why they are celebrated on different days. I like that ours is early, gives us time to recover for the big Christmas meal in two months.
I bought a small 11 pound turkey and it is defrosting as I write. Tomorrow I am cooking our meal. Turkey and all the trimmings. Love it. Pumpkin pie for dessert. Thanksgiving is not a holiday we celebrated much growing up. I come from a Scottish family and it was not something that was familiar. I do like the idea of a holiday for gratitude and now embrace it.

Last night I watched an Alfred Hitchcock film that I’d not see before. Strangers on a Train (1951) what a great flick. I hadn’t meant to watch it but was flicking through the TV channels looking for today’s weather before heading to bed and got so engrossd in it that I stayed until the end! Raymond Chandler wrote the screenplay. The cinematography was compelling. So crisp and interesting. Because the image is in black and white, composition and lighting take on extraordinary importance. The skill blew me away. I just popped over to wikipedia to learn more and actually, I just learned that Strangers on a Train was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Black and White Cinematography, which was performed by Robert Burks. Worth watching if just for that!

Today is a crisp, golden, beautiful one! Hope the sun is shining where you are and if it isn’t…. find yourself a good book and curl up with it for a bit.

About Shelagh Duffett

An artist and mum to a beautiful daughter. I live in the gorgeous province of Nova Scotia, Canada and write about bits and pieces of my life. Alice is the name of my grandmother, who was an amazing business woman and Paris is a city we LOVE. Art and tea are necessities!


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