There were plenty of smiling faces and great things to bring home. Gorgeous local apples and pears held court with mountains of colourful squash and pumpkins. We snacked on kettle corn and a surprise crop of everbearing strawberries, while trying to keep warm.
A tall, friendly scarecrow wandered by....
My neice - trying to keep her nose warm - looks silly, and yet a little exotic...
And, as usual, no trip to the market would be complete without some dog-spotting. This little guy was keeping warm in a puppy-snuggly.
And this little dear is a Pug-Pin. A pug crossed with a miniature Pincher. Apparently the Pincher draws out the Pug nose a bit and reduces the chance of breathing problems that are supposedly common with purebred Pugs. I'd have taken this guy home immediately if not for his $650 price tag!
Afterward, my neices and I headed to my parents house for Mom's famous Feed-the-5000 Thanksgiving dinner. Actually, there were only 18 guests instead of the 25 she was expecting, so all went well and most of us had a seat. Two turkeys, a ham, cabbage rolls (the Ukranian in us comes out now and then,) and inumerable side dishes as well as five different desserts ensured that we were all moaning and clutching our stomaches as we headed out the door.
Also joining us for dinner were these three. But they merely ate the rest of my mom's geraniums and sat down for a nap.
Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!