It is Friday. In Canada, we are looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving. It is a special long weekend in autumn with so many blessings in life. Granted, not everything that we experience is a blessing but, hopefully, most of us have something for which to be grateful — people, pets, places and more.

There will be many photos taken this week as people gather to give thanks and to share the bounty of the harvest. Trees are flaunting their autumn shades of red, orange, yellow just in time to enjoy on a drive to close up the cottage or during a walk in the neighbourhood.

As it is Friday, I, also, look forward to The Daily Post photo challenge. The theme for this week is Dreamy!  Often, there is a moment to capture in a photo that rings true for the ongoing cycles of life and living. At times, it can seem almost, you guessed it, dreamy!

After reading the post, considering the theme, one of my spring photos came to mind. On May 10, 2014, it was, to me, another cool spring day. This year’s spring-like weather was tainted with the coolness of winter. However, that did not stop the ducks returning from their winter hideaways. Annually, a couple of ducks land in our backyard pool, even before it is reopened. This year, I managed to get a few photos of the visitors that sometimes nest in the surrounding shrubs. No little ducklings this year but I did get a photo that had a dream-like quality and I am sharing it today for the theme. With apologies to the experts, this blogging amateur fan of the visual, saw in the the finished dreamy photo setting a Monet-like backgrounder to frame this vibrant spring arrival.

Perhaps the duck was dreaming of the day when this pool would be renewed for another season. I don’t know. In the meantime, he may be dreaming of warmer temperatures. Maybe he came back to Ontario too soon.


Wherever your dreams take you on this autumn weekend, depending on your hemispheric location, best to all. Thanks so much for dropping by to read my blog!

Also, I would like to thank Tammie Lister for designing this new WordPress theme, Harmonic. 🙂


Author: Patricia McGoldrick

Poet Writer Reviewer Environment, Nature, Agriculture, People, and History are favorite topics to write about. Upcycling materials into handmade books is a fun challenge!

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