December 01, 2012

Joys of Christmas:: My neighbor's tree



It's very sweet that my neighbor has his tree up early and the lights on for my enjoyment at 6 AM. He had it up the day after Thanksgiving and asked how I liked it. He let me know that he's aware that I'm up early and thought he might send me Christmas wishes every morning.

That's a kindness I wouldn't have asked for.

November 30, 2012

Giving Thanks - November 30:: Gratitude


Many days this November, my gratitude list was long. My focus on Thanksgiving and giving Thanks shifted to a much greater awareness of what's around me and all I'm thankful for. Some surprising shifts included me being asked to sub in my daughter's advisement class where I shared the origins of the Mayflower's arrival and pilgrim's quest for our country, a great awareness of how bless I am to have the mom I have as she recovers from a broken arm in our home, and an enhanced dedication to the wonders of a winter garden. The list goes on.

So thanks Shannon at A Free-Spirit Life. I'm always joyful when I join your adventures.

November 29, 2012

November 29 - Giving Thanks:: the Kale Rose


And, as a garden lover, I will say, I'm always grateful for the plant someone else started. I will love these well as an addition to my front garden, welcoming friends; and to the life of my just-started Potager garden. (Can you hear the delight?)

November 28, 2012

Giving thanks - November 28:: a patch of dirt and a few seeds


There is much to be thankful for in a patch of dirt.
Inspiration.
Promise.
And in this case, Sweet Pea seeds.

A Thanksgiving weekend tradition celebrated at dark:30 on a Wednesday after morning.

November 27, 2012

Giving Thanks - November 27:: A chill


There is a beauty in the beckoning of a winter morning. And though it is still fall, my heart leaps to think of the crisp and cold mornings, the dew or frost that will be coming. I give thanks for the design and beauty in the changing of the seasons.

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