221: GratitudePosted: May 2, 2011
I have so many blessings in my life. I could sit here all day — maybe all week or all month — listing them, each one more than likely leading to another. Blessings are like that, building one upon another. I do like to take a moment a few times daily to give thanks for some of those gifts. It keeps things in perspective, putting the joys of life ahead of any perceived negatives (which sometimes turn out to be positives).
This post, though, is about thanking you. I am grateful for all my visitors and blogmates for stopping by, for reading, for commenting, for subscribing and, for those of you who like to stay in the background, just for being here. Thank you all so much.
I have recently been nominated for the Versatile Blogger award again. Once for this blog, twice for my other blog (Bountiful Healing). I am honored, delighted, flattered, and thrilled that you think so highly of my blogs. Thank you, Judith. Thank you, TJFox. And thank you, Kieran. I truly appreciate the compliments and the awards. 🙂
Can you tell I am a little awkward with these thanks? It’s because I am a little awkward with compliments, and being given an award is a lovely compliment.
I can’t think of 7 things to tell you about me that I haven’t already posted, and I think all of the wonderful bloggers I know and visit have already received the award, so I’m going to leave it at that.
Today’s Outdoor Adventures
It’s raining again. Is that song getting old to you? It is to me. It seems like most of my outdoor adventures for the past few months have started with some form of precipitation. Snow, sleet, ice, fog, mist, rain. Water, water, everywhere.
Water is often associated with art, philosophy, the emotions, and healing. Water gives, but water can also take away. Water is essential to life here on earth. And water figures pretty prominently in my life here in the Bogs, in the form of precipitation as well as in the pond.
A glance through a month of my photos shows plenty of water in some form or another. I seem to be especially drawn to reflections on the water.
I’m not really going anywhere with this. Just musing. Rainy days do that to me. They cause all sorts of musings and wanderings.
Today’s big discovery:
The white lilacs are beginning to bloom. I could just barely catch a hint of their scent while approaching them. The purple lilac buds are still closed tightly, but it looks as though the white ones should be in full bloom in a few days.
I saw a flicker chasing a blue jay. There was quite a bit of chattering going on between them, too. The blue jay, I suspect, was up to no good. Blue jays do not have a very good reputation. Two male mallards were floating on the creek. I don’t know if they are without mates or if their mates are busy sitting on nests. Frogs along the edges of the pond eeep‘ed and jumped as I went by, and turtles slid into the water.
It’s getting pretty active here in the Bogs.