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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watching the river

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slowly slipping away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything that there is to be known. ~ Winnie the Pooh

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I love sunflowers especially when their backdrop is a bright blue sky.


mosaic monday

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castles in the sky

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gratefully chosen as one of top three

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counting thanks 903 ~ 925

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 ~

~ hugs from nephews and their enthusiastic greetings

~ chinese food with family, many laughs and much love

 ~ spinning time and playing with fiber

~ the news that a medical condition my sister is dealing with is NOT something to worry about

~ we are finally getting the rain we need

~ the beauty of sky and clouds and tree silhouettes

~ I’m getting closer to 1000

~ for my job, I’ve been here 2 years now, time sure does fly

~ anticipation of new things to learn

~ green juice, some days it tastes “greener” than others

~ the remembrance of the Godly heritage I have, 5 generations on my father’s side of the family and 4 generations on my mother’s

~ listening to my mom tell stories of growing up and her desire to serve  God ~ and how God worked out the timing of different situations, so she could meet my father and they could move to Carmichael

~ again reminded that God knows the end of the story he is writing in our lives

~ Chevy’s flautas – Yummy

~ seeing the first couple wisteria blossoms, I didn’t see any last year

~ for new water filters, it’s amazing how much more water volume you get when the filters are changed

~ for “flushy“, it sure helps control the bathroom smell issues in a trailer

~ for spring-time flowers blooming, even if they are just weeds

~ for a silly puppy that makes me laugh

spring is sprung

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