Thankful for…

electricity! a near miss (and the men with chainsaws who came to clean up the mess) cool nights help with the house family stories, old and new gifts from guests homegrown tomatoes water new honeybees Advertisements

Thankful for…

safe travels road trip sing-alongs with the Statler brothers photo fun with family the scent of dried sweet clover and herbs in the summer attic green tomatoes a little cucumber time for repentance houseguests brothers and sisters

Playing catch up

I’ve been adding to the list but haven’t had time to get photos in and publish anything for a few weeks, so, finally, here’s what I’m thankful for lately: dew drops rain blue skies and sunshine nasturtium vines cheery red geraniums nectarines and blueberries a pink hollyhock among the lilies cucumber blossoms wild daisies baby…

Giving thanks for…

garden-fresh strawberries, rhubarb, and asparagus birdsong in the morning, afternoon, and evening rain breakfast smoothies back porch weather the sweet scent of iris in bloom tomato blossoms a mini-vacation AND a longer stay-cation  😉 a garage-sale microwave and flip-flops

Thankful for…

a beautiful Easter sunrise Easter dinner leftovers for lunches a great egg-dyeing evening happy people tulips back porch weather sprouting seeds interesting conversations clean dishes

Lenten Thanksgiving

Thankful for… good chocolate sunshine daffodils, hyacinths, and dwarf iris travel safety the marvels of air travel the amazing mystery of how checked luggage arrives at the same destination that you do frozen leftovers a job seeing far away family the church lettuce and radish sprouts

Lenten Thanksgiving

Thankful for… chocolate!  (and Chocolove)  😉 an unexpected visitor leftovers examples of faithfulness being able to share a pay check

Lenten Thanksgiving

Grateful for… these words this song spring flowers Girl Scout cookies corn and potatoes the U.S. Postal Service snow sprouting bulbs a walk to the library taxes done!

Lenten Thanksgiving

Grateful for: homemade blueberry pie listening ears the Bible study ladies time to rest fresh water free books a new perspective prayer Saturday morning coffee in the sunshine back porch weather line drying laundry freedom church history

Lenten Thanksgiving

grateful for… spring on the way vending machine Oreos sleep good books more grapefruit the U.S. Postal Service phone calls from brothers water a nice chai sunshine! cherry jam

Why I love…

Eugene Peterson, a person I’ve never met, who’s never heard of me, and whose most well-known work I’ve never read. At a time when I was feeling battered, uncertain, and living in a foreign land on the second floor of a small concrete house, at the end of a dead-end alley, in an unheated room…

Thankful for…

leaves soup time to rest a trip down memory lane the fact that spring will come a card and two letters from friends sunny days celebrating a new beginning with a good group of people unexpected visitors so much still to learn pumpkin scones (made with an egg and dried cranberries this time) (And can…