Saturday, November 24, 2012's a new dawn, it's a new day...

the first wealth is health.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

thanksgiving morning.
several hours before the family was up.
i had the blessing.
of having my coffee on the porch.
the sun was shining.
low in the sky.
there was a slight breeze.
but nothing a light fleece.
couldn't handle.
the temperature soared to 66 that day.
the smell of turkey permeated the house.
as a wonderful breeze poured.
in the kitchen window.
with the children all home.
we sat and shared a meal.
with grateful hearts.
and even with the very next day.
bringing a significant drop in temperatures.
and driving snow.
we can give thanks.
for our health.
unlike material possessions.
it's the one thing.
that we will miss if it's gone.
just BE.


Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures and beautiful words/thoughts to match, Robin, as always! And, as always, a lovely way to begin my day! Have a wonderful weekend -- hopefully with weather like this!!

Paula Scott said...

I sense the peace an tranquility of that day and imagined myself there with you on the porch, silently enjoying the passage of time.

Crafty Gardener said...

lovely shadow shots, I especially love the cardinal photo

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The brightness of the cardinal brightens my heart!

Ralph said...

Our families are our treasures of which we can be very thankful, The home is where the family thrives on this holiday and every day...the family is warmth on these days of chill. The early morning solitude allowed you to paint a picture of a wonderful day...

Gillena Cox said...

Nice shadows, really like the wild flower on the walk

much love...

Gemma Wiseman said...

So love the deep and mysterious play of shadows in the first photo! And the cute cardinal's red is so stark!

colleen said...

The handle is my favorite. I love the quote as well!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Robin girl that single wilted flower and stem got me .. plus the cardinal (who can miss their colour!) .. yes, during those quiet times when we have time to breath .. we know how lucky we are !
Joy : )

Patti said...

Your words are perfect. We must be thankful for our good health.

Beautiful capture of the cardinal!

Glad you had a nice holiday with your family.
Ralph and I did as well. He is making turkey quesadillas as I write this. ;-)

BLOGitse said...

It's a pity we don't have Thanksgiving. Christmas used to be like that...
Beautiful post as Sylvia K wrote already.
Have a good week ahead!

Judy SheldonWalker said...

Stunning shots and stirring words.

Beverley Baird said...

Such lovely shots and shadows!