Before it Snows!

We were supposed to get a big snowstorm yesterday and today, so I ran outside to get some pictures of some of the Japanese maples and a few other plants! So far, there’s just a sprinkling of snow on the trees…

My laceless maple turned bright red this year! I think in the past its been orange/yellow.

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I took this picture of some of my roses a couple weeks ago.

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And just when I said this plant was not blossoming this year, all of a sudden it was filled with blooms!

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Also, I complained about this hydrangea not blooming. All of a sudden there was one bloom on it!

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Some of my little roses. They never stop blooming!

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Two more Japanese maples.

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And the dogwood tree, which absolutely has the most beautiful colors in the fall. It hasn’t bloomed for years. This year I’m going to prune it, and see if that helps!

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A close-up of the dogwood tree’s leaves.

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I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am staying home this year, and looking forward to it!

Thanksgiving

This morning I filled a page and a half in my journal with some of the many things I am thankful for. I thought I’d share past pictures from this blog to illustrate just a few.┬áIn no particular order,

Beautiful flowers:

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Rug hooking:

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Good food:

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Japanese maples:

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Friends and Carrefour Poy, Haiti:

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The ability to walk:

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Turkey and cranberry sauce!

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These two guys:

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And these two guys:

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My new garden:

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Words, paper and pen, and the word of God (and quilts!)

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I am thankful for these and so much more. Including so many good friends through all the different stages of my life, not the least of which are you, my blogging friends. I wish you a most wonderful Thanksgiving, and pray that you will be filled with a sense of thankfulness for all the blessings of our lives.