Monday, August 9, 2010
I am Grateful for Peaches, Morning Glories, etc.
When we moved to this house the only things I missed from my last house was a babbling creek I could see from the back windows and a ton of perennial flowers and bushes that would take turn blooming every two weeks. What I gained at this house is no steps in and out of the house, a front porch, a mountain view, lilacs, roses and "thank you, God" 3 peach trees. This year is a bumper crop for some reason (we don't know a thing about growing peaches). We do know how to eat them fresh and make peach pies. My favorite is cut up fresh with fresh blueberries. I wanted you to see the peaches. I have traded them to neighbors for their tomatoes and just given them away right and left, they just keep coming.
I forgot to tell you we gained a huge Magnolia tree that shouts "welcome to the South".
Someday I will send you pictures of that. What I want to say is after buying more than 20 some houses (I get emotional and tired just from thinking of the different ones and where they were) in the last 45 years, I have learned that you just don't get it all in one place. And get this, I have learned we don't get it all in one person or ourselves. Everything is a work in progress.
I took a couple of pictures of the Morning Glories I planted this spring at the base of guidelines for the electric pole. It looks like Jack and the Beanstalk but if you look real close you can see a bloom or two. Amazing what can happen when we place 5 or 6 seeds in the ground, isn't it?
I'll bet you have things, people, experiences that you are thankful for too. Taking the time to feel the gratitude can make our day. Gratitude in itself is a prayer, don't you feel your spirit soar as you form the words?