As each Thanksgiving passed, it's interesting to chart the changes over the years. Compare this series with May Day and The View.


Even though it was just a month after closing, I couldn't spend Thanksgiving here as I'd not yet moved out of my previous residence, and I had "family" holiday obligations. But I did sneak in a quick visit a few days after.


I enjoyed my first Thanksgiving as a resident in 2014. Just a week or so earlier, I'd gone from one to four cats.


In 2015, Thanksgiving began under a veil of heavy fog. The septic system had been completed a few weeks before, and the final blueprints had just been delivered.


A few days prior to Thanksgiving 2016, an enormous dead tree fell. I was thankful it was nowhere near the house, cabin or camper. (As a precaution, I had all dead or dying trees near the house removed in 2014.)


Thanksgiving 2017 was unusual in that many trees still had green leaves. Perhaps a sign of global warming, or just a strange fluke? Regardless, it was in the mid-40s; two days later it hit 60.


Although the trees were not quite as green as they had been in 2017, they were still greener than any year before that. The 2018 holiday had the distinction of being one of the coldest in over a century. Also, November 2018 mornings tended to be foggy, but some of that was attributed to haze from California wildfires—yes, really.


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