Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Gratitude

This week has gone by in high speed! It's Sunday evening, and I'm still wondering how this could happen so fast. Time sure flies when you're having fun - and I do have fun preparing for the holiday shows. I'm really excited about it, although the nervousness is increasing as well!

It's time for some gratitude for the past week. Here's my list:

I am grateful for

- time spent with friends, good talks and shared laughter. Spending time with them is never wasted time and feeds my soul.

- my daughter's quirkiness. So often she makes me laugh. Her ideas are wonderful and I love that she always tries to see the positive side of things. I can learn a lot from her.

- fall colors. Autumn hangs around for a long time in my corner of the world. Sometimes the colorful leaves are still on the trees in December.

- morning fog. So close to the Pacific Ocean we often have coastal fog in the morning and sometimes it hasn't burnt off by noon. I love how fog makes everything soft and disappearing gently. It's one of my favorite moods in photography.

- the rain that finally arrived here this past week. We actually had three storm systems following each other within a couple days and they were dumping quite some rain here. My garden looks happy as a clam except for the parts where the raccoons were digging up the ground while searching for grubs in the soil. I try to see the positive here (see above!) in so far as they are keeping the grub population in my garden under control.

- the birds and squirrels in my garden. There are lots of them; I have bird feeders hanging in my Photinia, and they're frequented both by the birds and the squirrels. But they also love to graze on the ground. Many of the birds are sitting in the Privet tree and feeding on its berries. I love to watch them; it is calming and peaceful.

Golden crowned sparrow

What are you grateful for today?


Elephant's Child said...

I am grateful for the many, many birds that visit us. Each and every day.
I am grateful that I bit the bullet and admitted (to myself) that I really needed bathroom modifications. And I am very grateful that they are finished - and I can now shower safely.
I am also so very grateful for the beauty that so many people in the blogosphere share. I love fog, and rain - and too many rainbows would be barely enough...

Bethany Carson said...

Lovely shots of the colors of the sky and leaves, the fog and the pretty little bird! There are so many things to be thankful for, but most of all I'm thankful for salvation and my wonderful family!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous shots!

Darla said...

Just catching up with your blog this morning. Those fence post snowmen are so darned cute! Wishing you the best at your upcoming craft fairs.

You asked about my blue yarn, yes it is a variegated blue color, kind of like warn and washed blue jeans.


joanna uk said...

Our sparrows seem to have all gone over here. And I didn't even know that there was such a thing as a golden crowned variety.
You must have enjoyed the rain after such a long absence.

windrock studio said...

That's a beautiful list & images, lots to be thankful for. Wishing a wonderful Thanksgiving day for you & your family.

Magic Love Crow said...

Such a beautiful post! I am grateful for life ;o)