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. 


John

8 comments:

  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'.....you never visit :o(
    Enjoy your Thanksgiving....stay safe!

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

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

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

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  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?

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

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

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

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  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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