Thanksgiving...

I have much to be grateful for and I like to think I don't wait until Thanksgiving to express it. Having said that I do want to publicly express my thanks for a few things here on the blog. First and foremost, my family. I am so grateful for my wife Heather, who is my rock and support. I could write a whole blog just about her and her giving spirit and unwavering commitment to family. My kids, who are so very different from one another and I treasure each of their personalities. My parents on both my side and Heather's. We're lucky to have them!  I am very grateful for good health for both Heather and I and our immediate family. 

I am grateful for my business and all the wonderful clients I've had the privilege to serve over the years. More recently I am thankful for my position at Mohawk College and the positive challenges that job gives me each week. I'm so glad to have a friend and colleague in Bryan Caporicci that I collaborate with over at Sprouting Photographer. 

Wow I just realized that I could fill up a really long blog post with all the things and people I am blessed with. Instead I thought I'd share with you a few pics from our excursion yesterday with our daughter Hilary. We decided to leave mid morning and head somewhere we  hadn't explored yet and do some hiking. I selected Hilton Falls in Halton Ontario. It's in Milton and we really enjoyed the drive up Guelph Line to get there. Pumpkin farms, endless trees turning various shades of gold, orange and red adorned the roadsides. When we arrived we were greeted by volunteers from the local conservation group and given some free apples for our trek.  Our hike covered about 15kms and we enjoyed feeding the chickadees from our hands, snapping a pic of the waterfalls and just talking about various things along the way. Life is good! 

Hilton Falls, Milton, Fall Hiking
 Our daughter Hilary taking in the scenery.

Our daughter Hilary taking in the scenery.

 Heather is encouraging our Westie Morgan to go in for a drink. 

Heather is encouraging our Westie Morgan to go in for a drink. 

 Hilary always looks so pretty, even when she has just worked a shift until 2:30am the night before. 

Hilary always looks so pretty, even when she has just worked a shift until 2:30am the night before. 

 Not the best time of day to photograph the falls, but I took one anyway. I'd like to go back in early morning to get an artistic shot here. 

Not the best time of day to photograph the falls, but I took one anyway. I'd like to go back in early morning to get an artistic shot here. 

 Our hands served as a Thanksgiving dinner table. 

Our hands served as a Thanksgiving dinner table. 

Milton Chickadee, Halton Hills
 Top of a waterfall pouring into the reservoir. 

Top of a waterfall pouring into the reservoir. 

 Staghorn Sumac 

Staghorn Sumac