Showing posts from November, 2014

27 November

"Not what we say about our blessings
but how we use them
is the true measure of our thanksgiving"
P.T. Purkiser

It is not enough to be grateful
It is not enough to recognize our blessings

we must share them
we must give them away
we must find those that have not
and use what we have to bless them
it is all for naught

" every right implies a responsibility, every opportunity, an obligation, every possession, a duty." John D. Rockefeller 
Noblesse oblige
little things thursday

26 November

T is for....
turkey tryptophan thanksgiving
most especially thanksgiving
I cannot possibly express the ways in which I am blessed
For what ever reason I was set here, in this place, at this time, 
to share a life with these people
there are not words or expressions or even emotions enough

ABC Wednesday
outdoor wednesday

25 November

hydrangeas and japanese lanterns
I am recycling a few old photographs lately

while I slowly rejoin the universe

I was at a complete stop while I was sick
and I don't want to rush back into the hustle and bustle
that this time of year brings

I am going to keep each day slow

texture tuesday

24 November

the good
I have been feeling better....slowly recovering from bi-lateral pneumonia
the fun
Joe's oldest son is staying with us 
this weekend was our weekend with his younger sons
so I had a houseful of McGrath boys!
 No picture as I've been too tired to play around with my camera
the random 
this is absolutely random
I pulled it out of an old photo file
I've not one idea where it is or why or when I took it.....

the good, the random, the fun

the good, the random, the fun

24 November

Chrysanthemums on the sunny kitchen table

mellow yellow monday
macro monday
i love macro
nature notes

22 November


21 November

I have been very ill with bi-lateral pneumonia these past three weeks.
While I have not been able to go outside much I have been able to
notice the changes that November brings to our rather tiny island. 
The Atlantic has changed to a darker and less inviting color 
the scrub brush along the dunes has changed color as well
slowly the golds and russets of October
have given over to the browns and blacks and grays of 
I am recovering slowly but I tire very easily.
I plan my days carefully so as to get the most done
before I have to come home and rest.
It is a good time to take stock and be thankful
for the beauty that surrounds me

friday finds

friday my town