Monday, April 14, 2014

Gratitude Monday–Green


The first few shoots of green have been trying to get growing.
We get plenty of deer in the yard and they find them before we do.
I understand. In their hooves I'd do the same.

But I did manage to find these Egyptian onion tops growing near the sidewalk in the front yard.
They are green and they are beautiful and I am grateful.
Egyptian Onion 2014 001

Friday, April 11, 2014

Photo-Finish Friday—Summer Soon?

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A bohemian waxwing takes a break from eating the berries in the ash tree in the front yard.
Photo taken August 2012

Monday, April 7, 2014

Gratitude Monday --Seasonal Swing

The temperatures have perked up.
Water runs and drips and the sun shines.
Yes, we've been down this road a few times lately. But this time, based on it being calendar spring, I believe spring is here to stay and for it I am grateful.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Photo Finish Friday -- Peyto Lake




This is Peyto Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, in August of last year.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Gratitude Monday --Even Better

I am feeling better. This is good.
I had the flu recently and it flowed naturally and normally into a cough and then cold.
This is improving greatly. Today I may even be able to think well enough to do some editing.
While I am grateful to be feeling better, the real gratitude is elsewhere.
Being sick reminds one how good it is to be healthy.
I didn't think I needed a reminder, but apparently I did, and for that I am grateful.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thursday, or Not?

It's Thursday, and there's not a thing anyone can do about it.

While the above statement really doesn't mean anything, it reminds me of a  joke my dad always made when Thursday rolled around and someone asked, "What day is it?"

"Thursday. All day unless it rains."

My first recollection of this was when I was about three years old. Of course I had to have it explained.

Thursday, if slurred a bit, sounds like thirsty. Therefore the day will be a thirsty one unless we get some moisture.

By the calendar it's Thursday, but based on the amount of snow we have on the ground and still falling, it won't be a thirsty one for quite some time.