Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

Even though Memorial Day should be a somber day of reflection upon those who gave their lives in war, I think its wonderful that it has really turned into a celebration. We are thankful for their lives and for our lives. Memorial day weekend in Vermont is also all about celebrating the beginning of summer, with farmers markets opening, yard sales on every corner, and backyard picnics.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The miracle of photosynthesis

Sometimes I am just amazed at life. Its incredible how this

can become this:

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Toilet paper...

Its not necessarily a 'joy', but just imagine life without it...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Never having to 'fall in'

My husband has never left the toilet seat up. I am thankful for that. Here is a picture from the 'toilet seat' museum... one of the grand ol' USA's more original and strange attractions.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Grass blowing in the wind

I love to watch tall grass as it blows in the wind.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Old Spunky Ladies

I love talking to older women with great stories to tell and with a lot of spunk. I watched Harold and Maude this weekend for the first time. If you havn't seen it, its pretty original and a cult classic. I love Maude. Our culture puts so much emphasis on youth, but for me, I'm very thankful for wonderful old women, especially those with pink hair and pink poodles :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Mother's Love

Appreciation for my mother' love. See my other blog, A Whole Lotta Love for a lot more on this.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Double Rainbows

I told my husband today that I wanted to see a rainbow. As evening was approaching, the largest rainbow I've ever seen spanned the sky... and it was a double! This picture is not mine, but it looked like this.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Dust Dancing in a Sunbeam

Usually I'm not a big fan of dust, and I think most people would concur that dusting is not listed high on their list of favorite activities. But when I see dust dancing in a stream of sunlight sometimes I just sit and watch in amazement. It can be so beautiful. And then it also makes me think that this same dust is around me all the time, but usually I can't see it. There's so much that goes on that is beyond the scope of our senses. Anyway, today I am thankful for the dust.