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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...

Time seems to be flying by and
I am making lots of lists to make sure everything gets done ...
As I sit and get a post ready it is trying to snow ...
our garden is alive with birds and squirrels and I even spotted our garden bunny hop over to the compost area as I sat with my tea earlier in the morning.  I'm surprised the pumpkin from Halloween has not been touched yet ~ normally the squirrels are nibbling at it on the front porch!
One suet basket is already emptied and a Woodpecker is waiting patiently for squirrel to leave the other one.  On the ground there are at least a dozen sparrows eating the falling seed from the Red Cardinal who is perched on the window feeder.
I recently picked up a bag of seed and the birds LOVE it.  It is filled with sunflower seeds and has attracted lots of birds.  Something tells me we will be buying another bag soon :-)
Had tickets to two amazing concerts.
Saw Tony Bennett who was simply incredible and worth the 2 hour drive :-)
and on Monday we saw Sarah McLachlan ... equally as incredible!

Last nights dinner was butternut squash soup.
Perfect, warm meal when we got home from walking Archer.
I change the recipe a bit as it calls for chicken broth.
I simply use a vegetable cube ... delicious!
My kitchen table is filled with boxes of Christmas decorations.
I am going to take my time this afternoon, unwrapping each one, savouring the moment {and memories} each holds, and finding it's spot.
~hope you are having a wonderful {thankful} Thursday~


Jeanne said...

Love and hugs

I love your postings and your soup looks delicious

June said...

Reading this post was such joy this morning Deb. I love it when I can come here unhurried and just take in your words. I'm always rushing around to get things done in the house in the mornings, but today, I am sitting here enjoying every minute of visiting a few friends blogs. I saw on my sidebar that you had posted and had to come by. I always love seeing your artwork in your posts as well. I love your talent! So glad you were able to take in some concerts lately too.

I was just looking out the window at the starlings foraging out under the crab apple trees. About fifty or so. Such a beautiful sight.
sending warm hugs...

Deb said...

Jeanne ~ love and hugs to you!

Deb said...

dear june~ thank you for your beautiful words ♥ we normally get the Starlings in the Winter and yes, they come in big flocks like yours. the crab apple tree will have lots of treats (and energy) for them.
warm hugs to you - it is a cold one here today xo

Mereknits said...

I love all the nature you see out your window. I saw Tony Bennett years ago as a present for my Mom. He was incredible and I would gladly go again as a present for myself.

Julie Marie said...

Hello Deb... love hearing about all of your birds... our Juncos are starting to arrive and our feeders are going non~stop as we got snow yesterday and more is predicted all weekend long... staying inside, working on some things for my Etsy shop... I have neglected it... your soup looks delish!... hope you have a beautiful weekend, xoxo Julie Marie

Deb said...

Hi Meredith,
Yes, Tony Bennett was amazing ...worth the long drive!
so happy you got to see him too.

Deb said...

hello Julie marie ~ we are getting the same weather :-) and garden birdies ... lots of Juncos in our garden too and the feeders are needing to be refilled sooner - especially with our garden squirrels!!
perfect weather for soup (and Etsy shop updates) ♥