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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thankful {things I love} Thursday...

When ever possible, I prefer to take the "scenic route" when driving ...

I would much prefer stretches of green fields than pavement ...

And spotting deer grazing in the field is just an added bonus!

As I pulled up the gravel road to get a better look
he stopped for a moment to watch . How gorgeous is he!!

Then, continued nibbling ~
On the same gravel road, a family of Wild Turkeys were enjoying a stroll :-)
Mama Turkey had no trouble gathering her brood (we counted 8) and getting them safely off the road and into
the woods ♥

Peace is every step.

The shining red sun is my heart.

each flower smiles with me.

How green, how fresh all that grows.

How cool the wind blows.

Peace is every step.

It turns the endless path

to joy.

~Thich Nhat Hanh~

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thankful {things I love} Thursday...

Happy September 1st!

Even though Fall doesn't "officially" begin until the 23rd, September 1st always marks the beginning for me :-)

It is a gorgeous day outside. We had lots of rain and thunderstorms overnight. The grass was soaking wet this morning, plants hanging heavily, but the sun is out now, birds are singing, and there is a wonderful breeze coming through the windows. No need for the A.C.!!
The tomatoes are ripening at a rapid speed, and we seem to be incorporating tomatoes in every lunch & dinner menu :-)

Any that don't ripen will become green tomato relish.
Because of that, I always hope a few will remain greenish ...
The marigolds will linger well into September ...

Waiting for the sun to dry off the clothesline ...

I thought it looked so pretty though with little rain bubbles balancing along each line ...


The Hibiscus blooms are enormous again this year ...

Droopy from all the rain...

But not the Snapdragons ~ they are tall & strong...


And it doesn't take long before the bees and wasps

gather around the trumpet vines ...

Delicious Autumn!

My very soul

is wedded to it

and if I were a bird

I would fly about the Earth

seeking the successive

Autumns

~George Eliot~
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Fall fairs * Chrysanthemum filled urns* Crisp weather* Pumpkins on porches* Candy apples* Wool sweaters * Comfort food* Baking* All new episodes of fave shows on TV * Hot homemade soup simmering on the stove* Open windows* Apple picking* Country drives enjoying the changing leaves* A basket of wool to start new knitting projects* Signing up for new classes* Curling up with a book & crocheted blanket * Logs piled up by the fire* Candlelight*

Just some of the little things to treasure in Autumn ♥