endless gifts

thankful. . .

Flower pots blooming by the door.

Sheets and quilts drying in the summer breeze

Oatmeal raisin cookies baked on brand new Paderno baking pans

Garden bounty – carrots, yellow and green beans, onions, sugar-snap peas, new potatoes.

A rustic summer dessert  –  peach galette with a raspberry variation – to be shared in a meal with friends

Peach_Raspberry Galette

A clean closet  – a place for everything and everything in its place.

New music for my harp –  “Praeludium – Key of C” by J. S. Bach.

Reading My Friend Flicka – finally overcoming my childhood prejudice toward animal books.

Family celebrations – taking my dear Mil and Fil out for dinner tomorrow night celebrating ages 75 and 79 this week. 

Everywhere I look, reasons for joy, deep pleasure in ordinary days.

Wishing you the same, this day and always.


10 thoughts on “thankful. . .

  1. Happy birthday to your MIL and FIL. I hope the dinner was great. We’re going to a surprise birthday party (80 years old) for family members on Labor Day weekend. I just can’t come up with any appropriate gift. Hopefully their daughter will be able to help me out.Cas


  2. I just pulled My Friend Flicka off the shelf for a re-read myself! Wondering if my 13 y.o. son would like it. There’s no telling with him.Nice to be reminded of your harp–it sounds like you are making GREAT progress!!! Do you ever play at church or anywhere public?~Jeanne


  3. Ahhh, I love to hear harp music! That’s so cool that you play. Are you enjoying Flicka? I love horses, but rarely like horse books or movies. But I did enjoy that one very much.


  4. Your last three posts I’ve just finished enjoying were such a pleasure to read and look at! What a beautiful, beautiful place you live in….if I were there I’d join you at the beach (as long as I had an umbrella to shade me from the sun). This is the first I’ve seen of your harp! I did not realize you are a musician… I live with a musician but his instrument is the piano. I know what a pleasure and joy music is to you musically gifted ones, and how it nurtures your souls. I envy you that ability and joy….


  5. Lorna says:

    I know Mom and Dad are looking forward to spending time with you guys tomorrow night. You are right … there is so much to be thankful for. When did you start playing the harp? I just love the sound.


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