Thursday, 27 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

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

26 November

T is for....


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

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

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

Monday, 24 November 2014

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

Friday, 21 November 2014

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

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