Friday, November 2, 2012

Thankful Friday

I have been it a twit lately, probably due to my crazy hormones, my general tendency to worry, the upcoming election......well you know how it goes.  So I decided to heed my own advice and just take some time to be Thankful.  I wanted to walk around near my house for just five minutes, and just try to be one with the beauty of nature.  Nature can pack a huge wallop, like we have witnessed with Hurricane Sandy.  I don't want to only notice when nature is negative, or fierce, I just want to be able to notice the nature all around me.  Today I was enticed by the Autumn sun and how it filters in slowly, with a much softer edge. The summer sun here in Florida is so fierce and brutal.  So come along with me on my five minute walk and lets see what we can find.








Still sending all of you affected by Sandy positive thoughts to get through this very difficult time.

Happy Weekend.

20 comments:

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Love your photos...and now I am home sick! :(

Hope you are having a fab day. :)

Blessings always

moonstruckcreations said...

I love walking around my neighbourhood too, always something new and lovely to see.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Helenxx

Rizzi said...

HI MEREDITH,
GREAT PICTURES.......YOUR WEATHER IS SO NICE......I WENT TO THE STORE THE OTHER DAY AND THE TREES ARE SO BEAUTIFUL CHANGING COLORS...THEY SAY OUR WINTER IS SUPPOSED TO BE A LOT OF SNOW....LOVE SNOW.....AS LONG IT DOES NO DAMAGE.....HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND...
RIZZI

Dee said...

So VERY thankful Sandy did not pack the wallop it had for the northeast. Just read on my Facebook page that a friend lost everything -- home and cars and does not have flood insurance. :-(

I can't imagine the pain and frustration. I know how anxious I was after Charley --- and we had just a bit of damage.

I truly AM thankful for what we avoided and wish that I could do something for Tommy.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Lovely images. So nice to get out and appreciate the beauty that surrounds you. Just seeing photos of nature makes me feel calm and peaceful. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Meredith, what a positive and lovely post of gratitude. It is nice to take notice to the everyday surroundings, the things we pass by unnoticed most days. It's so easy to do, but you took the time to see the beauty right in your own backyard/neighborhood!!!
Hope you have a fun weekend, xoRobin❤
p.s. hormones are no fun, no fun at all : (

Kris said...

Ahhh, lots of lovely things to be thankful for!!
xo Kris

Mrs. Micawber said...

Those darn hormones!

Taking the camera outside is a sure-fire way to find beauty and appreciation. Your geraniums are lovely, and how lucky you are to be surrounded by trees.

We had a bright cold day today, with beautiful sparkly-clear air that smelled like - like - I want to say life. It smelled alive and fresh and wonderful. Have a great weekend!

WildflowerWool said...

Great pictures. Have a wonderful weekend.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

When I am really stressed out I try to live in the moment...try to remember to do it everyday if I can. I know we are both worriers, but we need to remember to enjoy the simple things in life. I am glad you took us all on a little tour of your yard...something to be grateful for! ~Hugs, Patti

delia hornbook said...

Beautiful photo's looks like you live in a lovely area. Just look at your blue sky in the last photo with the bird just stunning. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

The French Bear said...

You are so right, we do need to take time to look around and be grateful for what we have. It was heartbreaking to see the devastation, didn't they evacuate those people or was it too late to get them out? It's so sad to see so many homes lost but I am thankful they were alive......
Your Mr. 18 is such a handsome boy! I do enjoy seeing all your knitting and crocheting, you always accomplish so much. Great Halloween decor too!!!
Hugs,
Mags
xx

roseredshoes said...

Nature really is beautiful, and awesome, and sometimes awful. But always beautiful.

Susanne said...

Nature can be brutal, but on the other end of the spectrum it can be light as the dandelion seed carried gently on the breeze, weighing hardly nothing at all. My heart goes out too to the millions of people who are suffering from all of this devastation. One can only hope that lives are put back together as quickly as possible and some sort of normal can be found again. I totally get your need for fun at Halloween. Maybe it is because this time of year lends itself to having fun and nothing has to be taken seriously. My oldest daughter has always loved Halloween too. My favorite was always Christmas until my children grew up. It just wasn't the same without little ones opening presents. Now we have our grandson and something to look forward to.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

by Teresa said...

Meredith.. I adored walking through your garden with you and the photos you took were very artsy and evocative. I've also been thinking of all the tragedy of the loss of lives and homes and all the historic structures that Sandy harmed. So sad.
Hugs.. T

TACIStudio said...

Beautiful pictures Meredith. Praying for those affected by the hurricane.

Kristen said...

That is lovely and peaceful. Thank you, dear. :)

MaryMargaret said...

What amazing pictures- it really is grounding to find the beauty in such "ordinary" things. Thanks for taking us on your walk!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Beautiful Mere :D As the poet said, what is this life if full of care we have no time to stand and stare ...

kathy b said...

THankfulness cultivated is a great quality Mere. You are on a great path!

IM grateful we are HOME HOME HOME from visiting son Zach in Mexico. Thankful we had a safe trip. Thankful for the hotel staff who were so amazingnly nice . thankful to zach's friends and their families who overhwelmed us with their hospitality.

thankful to be back to blog reading and posting