Thankful Thursday: A gift in sky, water, memory

A gift in the sky:

I’m thankful for the gift of airplanes…taking me to far away places, soaring high in the sky! (I’m also thankful that I don’t live in cold places like the one the airplane is flying over.) 🙂

in the sky

A gift in water:

I’m so very thankful that this bridge was built in the water, to go over the water to take me away to one of my favorite places…Coronado Island. A respite when my soul is weary.

Coronado Bridge

A gift of memory:

Oh, this is a hard one because I have so many good memories, and so many things to be thankful for.  But for this one, I’ll go back to a most recent memory… a memory I cherish and am so thankful that I was able to be a part of…this great memory when Grandpa shared his ice cream with our sweet little grandson.

A very precious gift…a very precious memory.

ice cream with Grandpa

These are just a few of the many things that I am thankful for today.

It’s important to stop…take a moment…and reflect on the good things in life.

Will you join me in counting the blessings on your journey through life?

“Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson



A Word a Week Challenge: Unexpected

I was sitting in an airplane on the runway, waiting to take off, when I saw this unexpected sight out my window!

It’s called a “haboob”!

The definition I found to explain this strange phenomenon is this:  A haboob (Arabic: هَبوب‎ “blasting/drafting”) is a type of intense dust storm carried on an atmospheric gravity current. Haboobs occur regularly in arid regions 

It would appear that Phoenix AZ classifies as one of those arid regions!

And it was certainly something unexpected, that’s for sure!


Weekly photo challenge: Up

Up above the world so high….


Mesmerized by the ability to soar over it all!

Like a bird…only better!


If you are interested in seeing what others have done for this photo challenge, take a look here:

Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts white

3 gifts white….

1. My white kitchen cupboards…still make me smile!

white kitchen cupboard

white kitchen cupboard

2.  The brilliant white water of the fantastic water show at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, NV

Water show at the Bellagio

Water show at the Bellagio

3.  An amazing view out the window of the airplane, of the beautiful white snow on the mountains.

snow on the mountains

snow on the mountains