Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts entwined

1. Our hands entwined, forever!
32 years and counting! I like to think that holding hands, might just be one of the secrets to our success! 🙂


2. A symbol of two sisters, and a reminder of how their lives entwined with mine. They are gone now, but I will never forget how their lives touched mine.


3. The fig vine entwined around the tree in our backyard.


What about you?

There are a lot of bad things in this world, but there are a lot of good things too. I would love to hear more about the good things.

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

This weeks theme is “3 gifts entwined

Write about the 3 things you are thankful for to go with this weeks theme, (with or without pictures) – and make sure to include the link to your blog.

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
~Henry VanDyke

I hope you have a wonderful “Thankful Thursday!”


It’s official! First day of Spring!

purple robe tree

Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!
~L.H. Bailey

Thankful Thursday: 3 Gifts Shining

Three Gifts Shining

1. The sun shining on my shoulder, and the comfort and warmth that it gives

sunshine on my shoulder

2. The lights shining brightly on the Hotel Del Coronado at Christmas
Hotel Del at Christmas

3. The fire glowing and shining in our wood stove
wood stove

Weekly photo challenge: changing seasons

Well, as people often complain around here, we just don’t have a real dramatic change in the seasons.

I’m not one of those people!  Actually, this is one of the reasons why I like living here so much!

It’s so beautiful almost all year round, and the changing seasons  just means something new and different is growing and blooming!

However, I do appreciate the beauty of change, and we are fortunate enough to see the beautiful fall colors on some of the trees, usually in late November and December.

fall colors

This picture was taken on the Westmont Campus in beautiful Santa Barbara CA.

Yes, it really is a beautiful campus!  (A common refrain we often hear from anyone who has ever been on this campus.)

Weekly photo challenge: silhouette


Big, billowy white clouds, and the silhouette of the trees in my backyard.

Weekly photo challenge: Big

I’m standing on the ground, looking up through some of the tallest trees I have ever seen in my life!

These trees are BIG! This view was breathtaking!