Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Christmas Button Ornament Swap Thanksgiving challenge and a couple of other mimis

Just found a fun Christmas swap.
Go here and read all about it and join in if you want to.

Thanksgiving Challenge
Day #3

I love the changing of seasons and I love living in a four seasons climate.
The gifts of each season are enormous.
But you have to look for them.
After the hard frost we had a few days ago, I discovered this in the area where my fishpond and waterfall had been. 
I had a beautiful Clematis climbing up behind the waterfall which had been cut down, so I thought.

Blooms hanging on protected by a nearby Japanese Maple and Oak trees.

A touch of summer still hanging on.

The struggle of nature to hang on coupled with the 
protection of community. Reminds me of Jesus' plan for his church. 

I then went out to bring in the newspaper. Just before daylight.
HH had left his car in the driveway and it was covered with frost.

I am thankful for the gifts of nature and find joy in the simplest of these.

Hooking up with

Having........Hot, steaming, Maxwell House coffee

In......My regular coffee cup
Feeling..........Better than yesterday and the 4 days before.

 Thinking.......This has got to be the worse virus attack I have ever had.
Grateful........That it is gradually going away. Slow, but it is going away. I hope far away into the wild blue yonder and will bother no one else.

Gotta love the small things
while at  the same time disliking the slowness of my computer this AM.

If the future road loom ominous or unpromising, and the road back uninviting, then we need to gather our resolve and, carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction.   – Maya Angelou



Ruth said...

That's a beautiful mug you got there, Peggy.
I'm glad to hear you are feeling better. I pray for complete recovery from viral attack.
i enjoy my visit today. thank you for sharing your coffee time with us at Tea Talk.


Jerralea said...

I like that phrase "protection of community." That is definitely what the church should be. May I do my part in keeping my church that way!

Love it that you were thinking of joy even when there is frost on the windshield. So often, my initial reaction to frost on a windshield is NOT joy! :)

Illinois Lori said...

I like your teacup! I'm having coffee today, too, on this chilly, windy, rainy Chicago morning :-) Praying that your virus goes completely away, and soon!


Joyful Noise for a Joyful Life said...

I adore your outlook on life. I am snuggled up in bed succombing to the fact that this exhaustion is my doing since I hit the ground running after my virus. Take time to sip your coffee and give yourself time to speed back up to full gear. Enjoy reading your blog always.

Southwest Arkie said...

Feel better soon!

DebC said...

I, too, am a tea lover
(but, coffee in the a.m.).
It is amazing to think of all the small and large things we are blessed with each day.

Vee said...

It's promising that you feel better and able to be at your computer. I do wish all computers would move at lightning is a problem when visiting so many friends if the computed bogs down.

What a great quote from Maya. Now that's one to snag because I think we're all facing these things all the time as we continue on through this life.