Lots to be thankful for

It’s been an interesting year, with plenty of ups and downs. This is the time I usually reflect on what I should be grateful for. This post is a tribute to the good things.

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I am grateful I had nearly 17 years with my dear and loyal friend (and adventurous companion) Geneva. RIP, Sweetie.

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But then I found another wonderful friend in Fidgit. Life is too short to be sad.

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I’m grateful for the incredible harvest this year, and for having enough to give lots away to neighbors and friends.

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I am grateful to the pollinators who visited my garden this summer, even if I miss the Monarch butterflies.

DSCN0664There were so many hummingbirds this year. Another blessing.

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I am so lucky to have great hiking friends to share views like this with.

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Finally, I am grateful for my wonderful readers. Happy Thanksgiving everybody.

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About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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11 Responses to Lots to be thankful for

  1. Beautiful photos, and wonderful things to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. CJ Wright says:

    That was really lovely, dn. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

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  3. Lib says:

    Happy thanksgiving DN and to ur family. There is so much to be thankful for. I dwell on that.

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    • dirtynailz says:

      Thanks, Lib. I hope you all had a good one. Ours was pleasant, although we did raise a couple of glasses to a cousin who died unexpectedly this year, and of course, to Geneva, who nearly ate herself to death on her first Thanksgiving in the US. I am sure you were all thinking of Grif, too.

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  4. Lee May says:

    What a fine camera catch on that hummingbird. Here’s to a return of the monarchs and continued presence of the other pollinators.

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    • dirtynailz says:

      Well, thank you, Lee. I lucked out with that shot. As you must know, photographing them can be frustrating. Yes, here’s to the pollinators.

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