Monday, October 18, 2010

giving thanks

The world is so full of a number of things,
I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
— Robert Louis Stevenson


for the magic of blown-glass trees


for wildflowers


for bougainvillea reaching to touch 
 blue October skies


for light and shadow playing over the face
of a well-loved friend


17 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful, Leslie. The bougainvillea is especially beautiful, but of course I like the picture of your dog best. Can't resist dogs.

Kay, Alberta

deb said...

that is a fine dog. love the light and shadows and his pose.

and the quote.. and....

Ostriches Look Funny said...

what a sweet dog!
I love the glass tree, it's soooo romantic.

emily wierenga said...

i echo deb... love the light and shadows, les... and your heart, weaving these words together... xo

Joyce said...

Love the quote, love the glass tree AND love the pup!! Wonderful my friend. xo

S. Etole said...

so much to treasure and appreciate ...

thanks for the note about the dog and how they "talk" ...

Debbie D. said...

Good thought to ponder in the quote, and the blown glass is spectacular! Your dog ALWAYS looks majestic!

Noelle Renee said...

A lovely October quartet, Leslie. I think that your well-loved friend is very thankful for you as well. In fact, I believe that the bouganvilla, the blown-glass trees and the wildflowers are all joining in one amazing prayer of thanks for your beautiful presence in their lives, without which, they would be much less colorful, much less loved, unnoticed and ignored. Thank you God for Leslie and the joy she brings to so many.
xo,
Noelle

B. Meandering said...

So much to be thankful for---you made me stop and think.
I love those glass globes of yours---I'm always awestruck when you post a photo of one---seeing light flow through one must bring forth an instant smile.
You are blessed to have such flowery spectacles in October--my blooms are almost gone and I miss them already.
And of course, you have such a cute doggie friend! :)

Francesca said...

Look at that bougainvillea! I'm grateful for all the color that we still have out there in the fall.

natsumi nishizumi said...

I love these photos! The bougainvillea is gorgeous and makes me happy!
It's raining and cloudy here today... Thank you for sharing!! Have a great day!

Laura said...

for friends from a far, who've never met in person, but somehow seem to know each other well.

Manda said...

Yes, we should be as Happy as kings in His abundance of grace

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful way to illustrate a great quote. The dog is sooo cute.

Jodi said...

Robert Louis Stevenson
is one of my most favorite poets, has been since I was a child. Love the last two photos the best.

Tracy said...

Celebrating every day, every day delights.... I like that, and your things to celebrate today, Leslie. Your pooch is sooo cute! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

Rick said...

Great quote Leslie, and wonderful photos - bougainvillea my favourite . Wasn't sure exactly what they were till we found we had one at our place in Cape Coral - looking forward to seeing it again and getting something for it to climb on.