Thanksgiving traditionally has been a time for football and eating the traditional meal. I wanted to think a little about what I'm thankful for this year.
I'm thankful I live where the cows and horses outnumber the people...
...and thankful for nature because it enriches my life.
Thanks to the uncommon nature finds like this Common Grackle which appeared below the feeders last week or the Golden Crowned Kinglet (a lifer if I kept a life list) I saw on a walk down the driveway today.
Thanks for my family (especially my husband) and my friends and for my health which has held up this year.
I'm also thankful I can share my love of nature with fellow naturalists in the New River Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists and the New River Bird Club.
I'm grateful for my bees who inspire me and my beekeeper mentor who has helped me get through a second year of beekeeping.
Finally, I'm thankful to other bloggers for being a great community. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!