Friday Fave Five – October 9

Well, we slogged our way through another week (That’s how if feels. Just keeping it real.). Friday arrives fat with promise and intention to spend a day puttering at home.

Seems like another good opportunity to look back at the week that was, because despite the weight that feels so heavy it was rich with pockets of delight.

So, welcome to another edition of Friday Fave Five.

A day trip to Desert Hills Ranch. I’ve heard about it for years, but we’ve never driven the hour or so it takes to get this place. It didn’t disappoint. We came home loaded with fresh produce and didn’t miss a photo op for Maya. (Yes. We’re those kind of people. No apologies.)

Goats. Need I say more?

Warm apple pie. We enjoyed a slice together mid-day one day over a game of chess. A perfect pairing.

Afternoon walks. I’ve walked and prayed and one day just walked and came to the end realizing that even just that was prayer.

Leaves letting go. I watch them dance as they fall, reminding myself to let go of things that weigh so heavy.

We’re heading into Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. There will be no gathering, but rumour has it there will be turkey.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Isn’t Desert Hills Farm great? I am hoping to visit it (again) in the next week or so. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

    1. It is, indeed, and I can’t believe I’ve missed out on it all these years. Happy Thanksgiving, Aneta!

  2. Glad you had a fun outing! We had warm apple crisp last night–so good.

    1. Apple crisp is one of my favourites and it’s next up as we work our way through boxes of Apple goodness. What a delicious time of year!

  3. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you!
    Walking and praying is truly worship. It’s a beautiful time of year to be walking and hiking.
    Sharing pie is a wonderful activity; so is sharing a cinnamon roll, which we did this week. Yum!

    1. Ah, cinnamon rolls! Yum indeed!

  4. Such a great photo collage with all the orange pumpkins and cute little Maya. Our dog is not very sociable. I would love to take her more places with us, but it would be fun for any of us. Such a beautiful thought about watching the leaves letting go and learning from it. This is something I’ll be meditating about.

    1. Maya tolerates going out and about but, truthfully, I think she would be just as happy at home. She’s an introvert like me.

  5. Great pics. Hope you’ve had a great Thanksgiving weekend.

    1. Thanks so much, Wendy!

  6. Pretty pics!!! I love Autumn!!

    1. Thanks so much, Faith. Autumn is a beautiful transition, indeed.

  7. Glad to read there have been moments of delight in your week, despite the heaviness. Thank-you for the thought about the leaves … letting go and its relationship to prayer is much on my mind at present.

    1. The letting go this season is certainly a picture of an important, but often difficult, aspect of prayer, isn’t it?

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