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SNOWvember's Here!

Saturday morning, November 1st, I wakened to a shocking sight—blowing snow!  It made for a wintery drive through wild flurries to my hometown of Peterborough, Ontario for a lovely wedding.  The white stuff didn't stay here in southern Ontario, but by Monday, snow was breaking records along America's east coast.  Columbia, South Carolina reached 87 degrees midweek last week, but on the weekend, they had their earliest snowfall ever!

Sunday, November 2nd was a picture perfect fall day, bright and sunny with a clear blue sky backdrop for autumn colour's last stand!  Richard and I got into the car after church and kept driving…all the way to Niagara Falls.  It was an eye candy adventure, soaking up the Creator's Fall Show 2014.

The curtain will soon rise on an unavoidable and less appealing season—that grey and grungy waiting room before winter blankets all that is bare, with white frosting.  So here's an admittedly syrupy farewell to summer fun with a distinctly Canadian flavor!

My niece Aimee had an unusual request for the family Thanksgiving Dinner gathering this year.  Would Uncle Richard mind bringing his CANOE?  We also supplied one of the two cousins to paddle it—that's Davy in the stern. 

It was fun helping with her art project for school.  Here's how an oversized boat with nowhere to go in a pool was transported into a sweet wilderness adventure and piece of Canadiana! 

Lord, pour your sweet Spirit that invigorates and enlivens over all that appears to be colourless, limiting or mundane. 

Plunge us into fresh possibilities as we look to You—the Author of Life, today!

PS: Saturday, November 1st was also the 17th birthday of the artist!

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