Thursday, 6 October 2011

'Bless the Lord, Oh My Soul'

Most mornings, as I walk to school I'm blessed with this glorious greeting - the promise of another beautiful day and a constant reminder of the wonderful presence of the greatest Artist ever. And His masterpieces are all free!

As we embark on our Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, we indeed have much to be thankful for!

Each year, after all our potatoes are in the shed, we have an end-of-harvest-parade. This has sort of become a traditional beginning of our Thanksgiving celebration. We'll also have a special service on Sunday focusing on gratitude, which will be followed by a meal of roast duck with all the delicious trimmings to go with it.

On the last day of harvest, and usually quite late in the day, all our potato equipment is gathered in one of the near-by fields. This includes tractors, diggers, trucks and other small vehicles such as pickups and four-wheelers. These are lined up and come home; as they near the colony they have their horns honking and every light they can find, blinking. For all of us, and especially those watching this spectacular sight, it's quite touching as it signifies the end of long hours of labour and gratitude for another bountiful harvest.  It's difficult to capture what it really looks like, nor the atmosphere that goes with it, but here's a glimpse of this year's  End-of-Harvest-Parade, just so you have a bit of an idea. (Sorry, but it's not the steadiest home video clip you've ever seen.... photography and videography are not my forte.)

 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me,
bless his holy name.
 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
Psalm 103: 

1 comment:

Nicole said...

This is a terrific tradition, Linda! We loved watching the video. And, once again, I a humbled by my initial assumption that you harvested the potatoes by shovel! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!