We spent a glorious Sunday afternoon there last week. The sky was blue and the autumn leaves were still full of colour.
The particular hiking trail we chose that day runs along an inner harbour, so periodically along the way we caught glimpses of the water through the trees.
And at one point, the trail took us right down to the water's edge.
We saw lots of birds and animals, like this nuthatch, flicker and this noisy little squirrel who gave us quite a scolding for venturing into his territory!
And we had a great deal of fun feeding the very tame little chickadees who love to take seed right out of your hand!
You know the old saying "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" ... a great reminder to me to practice being content with what I have instead of constantly wishing for something more, or something different, or someone else's life that looks more glamorous than my own.
So this Marvelous Monday, I am especially thankful for Sunday afternoon hikes, for sweet little chickadees, and for all the other "birds" that are in my hand ... the blessings that are already part of my life that I sometimes take for granted.
"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not;
remember that what you now have
was once among the things you only hoped for."
Epicurus, Greek Philosopher (341-270 BC)