Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

just call me frozen

Its been minus below 0 here for the past few days.. have about a foot of snow..
skies have been dark and gray.. but what give me hope is the knowledge that spring
will once again come our way.. and we will un-thaw..

scent of spring..

My home has a wonderful aroma of fresh baked bread.. cooling pies.. and come morning.. the delicious smell
of a turkey cooking in the oven..
by mid afternoon it will be filled with sounds of laughter.. and smiles.. it will be my grandsons first Thanksgiving dinner.. and 62 years ago to the date come tomorrow.. I came to visit this earth.. I am thankful for many things.. being able to have seen the ocean and felt its power and peace...
being blessed with living  around magistic mountains that surround and protect me..
having a lovely family..
reconnecting with my sisters..
.this journey I have walked while here has had its ups and its downs.. its joys and sorrows.. each one has helped me grow.. and become who I am.. and with God's grace I will continue to learn and to grow..
and I am thankful for the friendships that I have received here..
I pray that those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving that you will have a very blessed one.
and that the light and love of Thanksgiving will shine within your heart..and within
your homes..

monday blues
softest of hugs..


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  1. Hello Hope,

    Happy thanksgiving with your grandson and happy birthday to you too. Snow is in parts of the u.k also and set to come our way at the weekend possibly. Today
    it is very cold but dry and sunny and that I can cope with. Hugs Nita

  2. Love the flowers in the snow, they are beautiful. Have a wonderful day with your family, I am sitting here smelling the turkey and feeling thankful. Happy Birthday. today you give thanks for family and for your own birth. no snow here, we will be high 80's around noon.

  3. Lovely! Have a beautiful thanksgiving and a great birthday!

  4. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day with all your love one and happy thanksgiving. Lovely photos. Keep warm Hope. Mei

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  6. Oh what wonderful thoughts of happiness and gratitude you have shared with us! How blessed you are to be able to look forward to a wonderful day of fun, the laughter of children, making sweet memories of sharing family love and good food. May your day be everything and more that you hope for!!!! And a very, very Happy Birthday as well!

  7. This was such a wonderful and beautiful post, Hope, and your new header AND the new photos are simply fantastic. How on earth do you do that?
    Happy, HAPPY birthday to you, too. What a great day for a birthday! That day 62 yrs ago was a true Thanksgiving for your parents :)
    Mine is Apr 12th, the day for the "shot heard 'round the world" of the Civil War. Man, I must have come out bellowing. I'm a year ahead of you so I'll let you know now that your 63rd will be super ;)
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Oh, what very beautiful flowers!! Are those first ones in the snow real? What an amazing color! And laying in the snow, a great image! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You and I are the same age. What a wonderful Thanksgiving you will have today, I hope it is very blessed.

  9. How's that weather treating you on your Thanksgiving and birthday? It's true that the weather is gloomy but all the wonderful things we've got to be thankful for are enough to make the gloom go away for another day! God bless and keep you Hope!

  10. Happy Thanksgiving and birthday, Hope!

  11. Lovely color against the white!

  12. Happy Thanksgiving AND Happy Birthday !!

    Wonderful post, Hope, and beautiful images. I hope your double celebration was heartwarming and memorable.

  13. Very nice post and beautiful pictures. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

  14. Thank you all for visiting and leaving such lovely comments and birthday wishes..
    Ginny, the flowers in the fist photo are carnations.. and yes they are real.. look pretty cold don't they..
    again thank you all for helping make my birthday very special..

  15. Happy Thanksgiving & apparently your Happy Birthday as well!
    Awesome pictures & your blogger looks great!

  16. Anonymous8:19 PM

    I love your photographs, Hope, and your holiday-themed background is gorgeous!

    Steve and I enjoyed a quiet Thanksgiving at home and will celebrate with family this weekend.
    Hopefully there won't be any of that white stuff in the air!

    Keep toasty sis; love you lots!

  17. Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving! Beautiful flowers!

  18. Beautiful flowers in the snow, and great comentary and soulful reflections.