While our neighbours to the south celebrated the "discovery" of the continent this past weekend, we up here north of the 49th parallel were giving thanks.
My family's never been much on the whole turkey dinner thing, and have begun what we hope will become a new tradition: The Thanksgiving Picnic. Early October in Montreal can make for variable picnic weather, but we've been lucky for the past couple of years.
This year we headed out to the Parc des Rapides, which looks out of over the Lachine Rapids just to the west of Montreal, and adjacent to a large bird sanctuary.
I believe the bird who so kindly posed for me is a Great Blue Heron. (If anyone would care to correct me, please do; birds are not my speciality.)
I'm all the more pleased with this particular image because I have posted it straight from the camera: no tweaking, no cropping, no colour boosted.
For a larger view, click image.
Parc des Rapides, Montreal. Monday., October 8, 2012.