Monday, December 9, 2013

Giving thanks

This year I am thankful for:

Those who lead the charge for planting natives and the results of said charge:

The thrills and results from hard labor:

Realizing the benefits of drinking and gardening:

My kids still OK with being photographed together:

Still finding new ways to "attempt" to control weeds:

Blooms witnessed for the first time:

Large, sharp objects:

Bulbs that actually survive the wet winter:

New interests that evolved out of gardening:

Any efforts by my children to enjoy the outdoors with me:

The battle:

Safer power tools so I can make my children use them:

Snowy/icy conditions:

Where I live:

And finally, a huge thank you to all of you who stop by and read this nonsense. 

I am beyond grateful. 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and safe travels. 



  1. Hey John....No problem!
    That is a super shot of the Hummingbird Moth!!!
    I had a few at the cottage...adorable♥
    Your blog is always uplifting...keep up the good work!
    You really should get out more tho' never visit :o(
    Enjoy your Thanksgiving....stay safe!

    Linda :o)
    ps....birds are another reward of beautiful gardening...

    1. Thanks for the great pics.....birds animate the and snow on the garden change it into of barn and garden enjoy your blog....I'm a garden designer and try and use many native plants. Stephen

  2. Well I'm thankful to have seen all those beautiful pictures John, and I love the bird feeder!

  3. Thanks for giving us glimpses into your fun world! I enjoy reading your posts. BTW-can you share how you made the bird feeder with the kids?

  4. I always enjoy your posts and I am thankful that you are giving us a glimpse in your world. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. Thank you for the Thanksgiving I wish the same to you and your family too,
    Great thankful highlights shared for this year! I'm grateful for your blog!!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, as well. That isn't really YOUR daughter cutting the tall grasses, is it?!

  7. Hey John,
    A good list of things to be thankful for, particularly the beer one (glad to see you are a real ale drinker!). Love the idea of the podcasts, don't suppose it's easy to link with the uk?


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