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Reflect upon your present blessings ~ of which every man has many ~ not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ~ Charles Dickens

Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead. ~ Yvonee Woon

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a lunchtime walk

my afternoon walk I would fain forget
all my morning occupations and my obligations to society.
– Henry David Thoreau

these bush roses faded from the sun

the blue agapanthus reflects the blue of the sky

I’ll stay away, I promise…

zinnas and butterflys ~ what could be more happy

hello, mr squirrel, thanks for staying still enough for a picture

my puppy, always pulling at the end of his leash, so excited to explore

I wonder if the landscapers really meant to plant a couple tomato plants in this flower bed, I will be keeping an eye out for the tomatoes.

Thanks for coming along with me on my walk today, we’ll do it again another time…

(all photos were hit with the “lomo-ish” effect in Picasa 3)

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scavenger hunt sunday ~ 6/3

Here are my scavenger hunt finds ~

SHINE ~ the moon was big and shining tonight

FAST ~ it’s hard to get a good picture of my puppy, he moves faster than my camera

LEFT ~ this is what was left after I re-covered a footstool

PEACE ~ this picture is from a couple months ago,  but it is what I immediately thought of when I say the  prompt “peace”. A quiet, peaceful sunset at the river…

 PLAIN ~ a plain weave, but so beautiful in it’s plain-ness

It was fun looking through this last week’s pictures to find ones that fit the scavenger items ~ come on over to Ashley’s blog and check out some others

counting thanks 943 ~ 961

A list of thankfuls – one by one, my goal is to list 1000, being open to seeing the many blessings and gifts from my Father above ~

~ for the sewing skills my mom taught me when I was young

~ beautiful days and cool evenings

~ little bit of rain

~ a quick spin & knit project – 1 week from fiber to shawlette

~ fans and open windows

~ indoor plumbing & flushy (it sure helps with the “fragrance” issues with trailer restrooms)

~  a neighbor letting me borrow his lawn mower so I could attack the jungle that was my yard

~ blooming flowers everywhere I look

~ Audible and the joy of audio books

~ Philadelphia chocolate cream cheese – yum yum

~ the Anchor holds, though the ship is battered, the Anchor holds, though the sails are torn, i have fallen on my knees, as i faced the raging seas, the Anchor holds, in spite of the storm

~ getting the opportunity to begin planning flowers for two of my cousin’s weddings, lots of fun

~ watching my puppy at the dog park, he wore himself out!!

~ for a nap this afternoon

scavenger hunt sunday ~ 5/5

Here are my scavenger hunt finds ~

SHADOW ~ I like the shadow that showed up behind this shawl

KEYS ~ the keys to my home and my car

SMILE ~ my puppy always makes me smile

UNEDITED (SOOC) ~ I caught these roses right after they had been watered, love the contrast between the roses and the rocks

FISH ~ my betta at work, it’s peaceful watching him swim

It was fun looking through this last week’s pictures to find ones that fit the scavenger items ~ come on over to Ashley’s blog and check out some others

miscellany from my weekend

my buddy with a favorite toy

beautiful dogwood blossom, one of my favorite flowers

grace vineyards ~ a beautiful wedding venue

visited saturday with melanie & matt

planning flowers for their october wedding

lucille’ s bbq in rocklin ~ a get-together for our friends renee & jori

great food, much fun and laughter, and a few tears as we say good-bye

renee is getting married in june and they are moving away ~ they will be missed

a few pictures taken ~ here’s one of my mom, my sisters and i

and our friends ~ jori & renee

best wishes, dear friends!

my father has been wanting a green-house, and it’s finally coming together, thanks to family and friends

it was a good weekend, just not quite long enough  🙂

miscellany monday at lowercase letters

counting thanks 872 ~ 886

A list of thankfuls – one by one, my goal is to list 1000, being open to seeing the many blessings and gifts from my Father above ~

~ the wind and rain

~ an electric heater, when the propane runs out

~ sunshine & blue skies

~ home-made soup

~ Girl Scout cookies

~ a walk by the river

~ a freshly groomed puppy

~ a wonderful day of wandering and picture taking

~ being able to help a friend

~ for technology

~ that every need is supplied, and even a few wants 🙂

~ farmer’s market, fresh vege’s and fruit

~ for a car that gets me where I need to go

~ for all the little birds that have been eating at my feeders, so fun to watch and hear

~ for daily grace & strength to walk the path He leads me on