Thursday, November 24, 2022

Thanksgiving Joy

From my collection of vintage postcards, Thanksgiving Joy for you.

Thanksgiving Joy
Early 1900s postcard.

Back of the card.
Postmarked Nov 23 ... 1901?
Stamp - One Cent - Upside Down
Hello Mabel ... 😊

A Few Recent Snaps

At the start of my daily walk.
Sunday, November 20th
Mostly clear and cold.

Official bird of Seattle?
Nah ...
On March 17, 2003, the City Council
designated the Great Blue Heron
as the Official City Bird.

Jia Chen at the Grain Terminal
Loading underway.

Very unusual positioning of the Emergency
Escape Raft on the Jia Chen

A Gaggle of Canadian visitors.

First time to see one of these human creations in a while.
Didn't notice the ducks when snapping the photo.



Youngster with good balance!

Unusual sunset November 22nd

Narrow opening in the overcast,
to the west, just at sunset.
November 22nd

Thankful for Peanuts ... A Story

PS According to Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2022 occurs on Thursday, November 24. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving John! Love the skies, the ducks and geese and all the beautiful photos. Take care, enjoy your day!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! Love the pictures and the story. I didn't know that the GBH is Seattle's bird, but it makes sense. The gull made me smile.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving, John. In Canada, of course, the holiday has already come and gone, but it seems to me it is celebrated less fervently here than in the United States. I am happy see some Canadian ambassadors there to join in the fun. I hope that they don't become part of the menu!

  4. I like your shadow photo with yo and a goose.

  5. Much to celebrate on Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful day, John! Great post! The Peanuts is a great story!

  6. Love the shadow photo. Wow on that sunset!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving.


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