Thursday, August 14, 2008

Gratitude, It's Good For You

Photo by Roger Black

I don't know about you, but not everybody around me gets excited like I do when a bud opens. I'm the only one here, who early in the morning with no people as subjects, is strolling around in their own yard taking photographs. You can't tell just anybody you have been out running around the garden catching Japanese beetles, pinching their heads off, and feeding them to the goldfish. Sometimes it seems it is only God and I who care if the birds have food and drink.  People look at me funny when they know I find the sun rising and setting to be major events that should not be missed. How many do you know who find seed catalogs great reading material? How many of your friends consider nurseries tourist attractions? Consequently, I am very thankful to have found Blotanical where there are plenty of passionate gardeners who are also grateful for things like dripping rain,  a leaf twirling in the wind, or cicadas vibrating their summer song. They marvel over spider webs glistening with dew, seeds bursting from a pod, and robin's egg blue. They are amazed by the colors of rainbow, snowflakes, starry skies and fireflies.  I am grateful for those whose merry hearts sing and know the world is full of beautiful things like gossamer wings.


Perennial Gardener said...

Beautiful post Donna. It is nice to meet like-minded people who celebrate the beauty of nature around us. I too enjoy those simple & majestic wonders and run around in my pj's early in the morning trying to capture them on my camera. :)

Nancy J. Bond said...

I'm with you, Donna. :) I see each tentative bud, each glistening drop of rain, each fresh blade of grass, every sunrise...moonrise -- they are all miraculous. Moments to capture and cherish. Gratitude IS good for you, and thanks for the reminder. :)

Jeanne said...

Donna, you do find a simple budding flower a blessing, I too love the early morning newness of mother nature. You go girl, and follow the things you love. but take pictures so we can see them too. Smile!

Love ya, Jeanne

Nance said...

I'm the same thing, Donna. The first thing I do when I come home from work is to walk around my garden, talk to my plants or bees or what have you. lol i enjoy sunset and sunrise, rain, snow, etc. I even love the smell of freshly cut/mowed grass.

Thanks for visiting my blog.


JeannieTheDreamer said...

hi Donna, I am with you in this post!!! nature does wonders for us, even for those who don't notice. postings like these will somehow draw more people to nature.

Mother Nature said...

PG, Nancy, jeanne, nance, JTD,
I knew you would understand.;0

tina said...

The garden and the little things in nature definitely make me grateful.

Tracy said...

Hi, Donna! Oh, but I feel the same way! :o) Nothing like the small wonders of nature unfolding, dancing and shimmering to delight the heart and senses! Lovely photos...And thanks for stopping by to see me :o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
I love this post. Who else but a creative God would bother to create so many different insects. Even the underside of many of them is a work of art! I'm thankful you've joined us for Thankful Thursday!
Hugs, Rhondi

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

What a beautiful post. The beauty of nature is a truly wonderful thing and you put it into words so eloquently.

Mother Nature said...

Tina, Tracey, Rhondi, Joyce,

Thanks for stopping by and posting your thoughts.

Gail said...

Beautifully said, thank you! Gail

Philip Bewley said...

This was such a beautifully written post, Donna.
Yes, that will be the word I will think of today.
No wonder you are Mother Nature!

Very best regards,