thanks giving



thanks softly ...
for the bench . a bright spot to sit and rest . to talk and laugh . or not


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thanks breathlessly ... for "Chapel on the Hill". a spot where my daughter works and lives

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thanks naturally ... for a southern garden . where geraniums still bloom in november . joyfully

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thanks singing ... my job and hobby . life in a daily rhythm . music is my breath in and out

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thanks gazing ... tufts of clouds painted white with sky vivid blue . held by tall oak trees

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thanks creating ... in paper and cloth . glue and texture . a small twig . good life

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just a short list of thanks giving . as I take a break away from this space
your visits amid the snapshots of my simple life whisper and hug
so grateful for comments of encouragement and friendship
wishing moments each day softly wrapped in thanks

red or gray in black and white will continue daily .. only six weeks left !
my simple shop remains open .. along with my heart . blessings

32 comments:

Judy said...

Wishing you and your beautiful family a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

Deidra said...

Thanks...generously...for all of the beauty you bring to this world.

june at noon said...

That's a gorgeous bench!

I'm quite thankful for such inspiring bloggie friends like you. Enjoy your time off!

deb said...

thanks blogging

for bringing incredible people into my life, like Elk.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loves.

hugs ,
deb

sperlygirl said...

and a happy thanksgiving to you, friend. xx s

margie said...

enjoy your break and your holiday. happy thanksgiving.

renilde said...

Lovely photos, happy thanksgiving!

S. Etole said...

so very thankful for you ...

Marcie said...

A wonderful post..filled with gratitude and thanks! Enjoy your Thanksgiving!!!

Char said...

wishing you the happiest of thanks givings and the most beautiful of breaks.

Jewels said...

Have a happy Thanksgiving ELK!!! Thankful for the wonderful creative you!

Megan Coyle said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! And there are definitely so many wonderful things in the world to be thankful for :) I'm thankful that you share your lovely photographs and paper creations :)

joyce said...

geraniums in Novermber.......now that's something to be thankful for!
Have missed you...and I love that bench and the way the green widonwsill behind it fills in the gaps...was that on purpose??

maccandace said...

Happy Thanksgiving, ELK. Enjoy your family time.

emily wierenga said...

i love these photos. i wish i could sit on that bench with you, and play guitar with you. and that bird picture--i think it's one of my favorites. xo

Joan Elizabeth said...

Have a wonderful thanksgiving and a great break.

Leslie said...

thanking you, for this heart-lifting list of thanks, for your beautiful photos and art, and for your tender and caring heart...

Christina said...

a happy thanksgiving to you and your family.
i send you love~

Mary said...

What a beautiful post! Wishing you and yours a happy Thanksgiving!
xoxo,
Mary

Oliag said...

This is one of the most beautiful posts of Thanksgiving that I have read...I give thanks for having this peaceful respite each time I visit ...may you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

mrs mediocrity said...

your words always stop me, in the best of all possible ways.
thanks to you for the beauty you add to this world.

spread your wings said...

i wish for you a truly blessed Thanksgiving with your girls

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I truly treasure our bloggy friendship!

Relyn said...

Here it is Thanksgiving Day and we are all piled up watching the parade. So, I have the perfect time to drop by and visit friends. I wanted to tell you that one the things I am thankful for today is blogging and the way it has made my world so much bigger. Thank you for the friendship, the beauty, and the inspiration I have found here. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, my friend. Happy Thanksgiving!

annamaria said...

Thank you for all the loveliness you post daily-
Happy Thankksgiving dear friend--xxx

lotta said...

I am thankful that I found this beautiful place, your mesmerizing images and thoughtful words. I am grateful for our budding friendship here in cyberspace. Warm wishes for the upcoming holiday season and for many seasons to come.

Suvarna said...

Hope you enjoy all the blessings of this holiday of gratitude.
Happy Thanksgiving!
xoxoxo

emily wierenga said...

i hope you had a wonderful weekend of thanks, with daughters near. love to you, friend. xo

Laura said...

Did I say...thank you for the beautiful artwork that blessed me this thanksgiving? And the card too. A sweet bonus! Guess what I am doing with the birdies? You can find out at my place today :). It's so perfect...

rachel awes said...

so thankful for YOU
& your lifegiving birds
& your photos with
strings of music
& heartstrings to US
& your red or gray
in black & white
& your everycolor
& your eyes
that take
it all in.
xoxox

kt40 said...

elk,
I love all the images. The greens on the bench might just be my favorite, I am a bench person:)
kt

AscenderRisesAbove said...

aww i love this very much. hoping your thanksgiving was marvelous