Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts summer

For most of the world, Summer is winding down and transitioning to Fall.  For those of us fortunate enough to live in Southern California, Summer will still be around for a few more weeks!

So my 3 gifts of summer are….

1.  The ocean and the beach, bring sweet relief in the heat of summer.

La Jolla, CA

2.  The flowers of summer, bloom bright and beautiful!

Plumeria

3. The fun and the folly of kids playing in the sun.

A & A at the bay

“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” 
L.M. Montgomery

I must agree with her, it has been a summer to remember, full of so many wonderful moments to be thankful for! These are just a few of a multitude of a heart full of good things!

What are you thankful for?

Will you join me in looking for these gifts and sharing them with others?

““In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.”  

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Wordless Wednesday: Never Forget

Freedom

And the nominations are…

My blogging friend, Margaret Langridge has nominated me for this awesome award.

It has taken me much to long to respond to it though, and she has probably forgotten by now that she even did this for me!

So, do me a favor and check out her blog, it’s amazing! I know you will enjoy it as much as I have, it’s called: Along Life’s Road

The award she has so graciously bestowed upon me is:

The Versatile Blogger Award

Don’t know what it is?

I didn’t either, but I checked it out, and now I know.  You can check it out to, just click on this link.

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The “rules” for this award go like this…

  •  Display the Award Certificate on your blog (check the link, it gives details on how to do this)
  •  Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.
  •  Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award.
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

So my list of 15 goes something like this…(in no particular order…they’re all good!)

1. Northwest Frame of Mind

2. Oldest Daughter & Redheaded Sister

3. This Man’s Journey

4. Clicky Chick Creates

5. Rainbow Bakery

6. Fly Softly My Love

7. Greenlight Lady

8. Behind the Willows 

9. Knitting Rays of Hope

10. Simply Sage

11. Living, Loving, Laughing

12. Apple Hill Cottage

13. Have Teacup Will Travel

14. Life and Ink

15. Rhythms of Grace

Each one of these people/blogs have impacted my life in a way I never thought possible.  I really hope that you will give them a visit to find out how wonderful they truly are!

And the 7 things about myself…

1. I’m the baby of the family, the youngest of 4

2. I was born in Portland OR

3. I have traveled to all but 4 states in the United States

4. I have never been to Europe, but I would like to go some day

5. I’ve been married for 33 years to the love of my life!

6. I like watching most sports, except boxing…I don’t get that one!

7. I enjoy cooking, especially with my husband

And finally…thank you Margaret…you’re amazing!

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

Looking for an unusual POV (Point of View).

I like to pick just one photo for the challenge, so it was hard to narrow this one down, but I think I found it!

We were in Monterey, CA, on a business trip. After treating myself to a pedicure, I ventured up to the rooftop deck to take in this amazing view of the ocean, and I found this little surprise right beneath me!

A cozy little place for breakfast for two? Looks good to me.

Maybe next time!

Monterey Cafe

But wait there’s more! Take a look at a few other POV’s by clicking on this link!

No complaints

This is hard…but oh so true!

And it can also be a life changer.

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Go ahead, give it a try 🙂

See what happens!