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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...

the return of the finch
fluttering around our yard ...
a canopy of honeysuckle leaves
atop our pergola
that gets thicker by the day ...
clipped lilac blooms
can be found
everywhere
changes in the garden daily
and always welcomed regulars
I laugh when I hear his squawking ... letting me know a peanut refill is in order
a little baking for this evenings desert
and stirring
and folding
some studio time
with gathered treasures
gratitude
is a memory
of the heart
~Jean Baptiste Massieu~

12 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Oh Deb... your posts are like a magical potion to me... always so soothing, calming, relaxing and beautiful... love your Jay... he must be a cousin to ours who squawks at me for more peanuts!... and your Finch and pergola are so pretty... I also love your spool of twine your daughter gave you... with Lilacs making it even more beautiful!... your paintings are so gorgeous... I am wondering what your dessert is?... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

Country Gal said...

Lovely ! I picked some of my many Lilacs and put them in a vase in the kitchen and they smell so wonderful ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

Blondie's Journal said...

Deb...I hope I haven't missed too many posts. I'm on the last day of vacation and then I have a lot of gardening to do. Is that a bluejay? I do not know my birds that well. I can recognize the wrens, they take up home in one of my birdhouses every year. Your paintings are so sweet...from your heart to your hand to your canvas! :)

XO,
Jane

La Table De Nana said...

All things I too am grateful for!

Lynda said...

It's such a lovely time in the garden right now! Enjoy the changes! xo

Mereknits said...

I think I can smell the lilacs all the way over here, they are beautiful and so are you my friend.
Meredith

Deb said...

thank you so much Julie marie xo the desert is a little custard/cake square.
I will share the recipe next week - I try not to make it too often as I have a hard time leaving it alone :-)

Deb said...

hello Elaine - I think we all have lilac love going on right now. all our homes must smell amazing ♥

Deb said...

hi jane ~ hope you are having a wonderful vacation!
the jays left our garden for a while so I try to keep the peanut feeder filled so they will stay. of course, as soon as the peanuts go out, the squirrels stay until they are all gone :-)
thank you for your kind comments & stopping by to visit ♥

Deb said...

hello Monique ~ thankful for your visit ♥

Deb said...

hello Lynda ~ the rain made all the difference & now this burst of heat we're experiencing. finding we've lost a lot of plants too ... the winter but especially the ice storm really played havoc. I was hoping my lambs ears would return, but I've lost about 90% of them, and more than half of my honeysuckle vine.
good excuses to visit the nursery I suppose :-) have a wonderful weekend ♥

Deb said...

Meredith ~ the smell really is amazing ~ as soon as I open my kitchen windows in the morning, the aroma of lilac fills the room ♥ thank you for your kind words ...right back at you xo