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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving on Bainbridge Island

We have a great tradition of going to Bainbridge Island for thanksgiving. It has now been twenty six years since we have done this with dear friends we made in graduate school. As my son says thanksgiving is not just one day but a whole weekend! Over the years people have come and gone, kids have been born and grown up, extended families have been added to our table.

After a good bit of eating through out the day and evening, we go for the traditional thanksgiving walk (it is usually pitch black outside...but with flash lights it is okay). This preps us for the grand finale....dessert!!! Before our dessert we go around the table and everyone shares what they are thankful for this year. Then we chow down on pies that have been made by young and old. Apple, raspberry, blueberry, pumpkin, lemon chiffon, chocolate mint, chocolate truffle three inch high, sweet potato....this year we had 12 pies. Not bad for only 18 people. You can see why we needed the walk!!!

Here are sketches I did while I was there.


  1. what beautiful sketches, they feel like the cozy homey holiday you describe! I love the violets sketch the best, the coloration is so delicate and perfect I can smell them and feel the velvety leaves; and now I want chocolate truffle...

  2. Gail, these are wonderful. You captured the day. I love the sun on the walls of the sitting room.