Monday, August 14, 2017

Gratitude Monday - An Untreated Treat Edition

The earth provides our water. We need it to survive and I am grateful I have access to clean, healthy water at the turn of a tap.
But we've gotten so far away from the water Mother Earth provides freely. What flows from my tap is treated. While I am grateful for it as it means it is fit for consumption, it's not the clear flowing stream of nature.
When I go for a hike in the mountains I drink out of a mountain stream. I've had water that had no taste, as water ought, but is really, really weird, to water did have a taste. It was a grand taste and I am grateful for it.
We take water on our hikes and when we run out we help ourselves to the fresh, clear mountain streams and drink what the Earth provides.
It's one of the highlights of the hikes for me, and for it I am grateful.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Gratitude Monday - The Veggie In-laws Edition

It's the time of year when the vegetable gardens are producing beautifully and bountifully. For that I am grateful.
We have a few things growing here in the yard, but most of our veggies come from Mike's parents.
They both have large gardens and they are both generous with the produce. To date we've enjoyed tomatoes and zucchini and lettuce and cucumbers and potatoes and corn and raspberries and other excellent produce.
I am grateful for my in-laws.