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Ten Things of Thankful: All Around Me

A yellow Julia Child rose bush blooms in a pot

Keeping the post short and simple today, but no less thankful!

1. I'm thankful for the sound of the birds. 

2. I'm thankful for the lizards basking in the sunshine.

One lizard basks on the ground, another one's head is barely visible on the edge of the planter under the basil 

3. I'm thankful for the bats that fly at night (and eat the bugs!)

4. I'm thankful for the cute goat kids that bleat at me as I open the gate to drive away.

5. I'm thankful for the pink petunias that brighten a corner of my patio.

6. I'm thankful for the hummingbirds that flit around the petunias and the feeders.

7. I'm thankful for the squirrels even as I hope they leave the petunias alone.

A squirrel stands up, and looks over the top of a pot of pink petunias

8. I'm thankful for the rose that is in bloom.

9. I'm thankful for my grandchildren's elementary school concert, awards ceremonies, and graduation.

10. I'm thankful for John.

What are you thankful for this week? Link up at the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop--the hop that has been going for almost 11 years now! 


  1. I'm thankful you found time to post your thankful list, it's special and shows how busy you've been.

  2. yeah, what M. said
    also (hypograt) still working on attracting the hummingbirds...have a feeder no one is interested considering that our homemade hummingbird food (red sugar water) might not be what the locals want... lol (they still show up at the windows for the insect du jour


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