Friday, 13 September 2013

Thankfulness

I have neglected my thankfulness journal, it was hidden away in a too tidy place, so I had to add a few things today... how about thankfulness for colour?


then for the rich tapestry of Autumn, reds, browns, golds...




Apples  - I have memories of the apple orchard behind granny's cottage where we used to go scrumping together.

I have blackberries frozen to make apple crumble
I like to make it for the Winter birthdays in the house.

Only one apple on my tree this year - this picture was last year's crop.








Flowers,  they lift your mood, transforming  a room from boring to full of life with colour and fragrance and make me think  'this  home is loved'.
 I hope I will always be able to afford flowers.

The woods.  I am enjoying Autumn coming in, picking ripe berries and walking in the rain, listening to it's magical pattering footsteps. Until I was 21 I had not heard rain!  Then I had an operation on one of my very deaf ears and was exposed to the world of sound at higher volume.  The first time I heard heavy rain I thought it was the footsteps of someone running behind me! 


Little pockets of the woods are so pretty I wish I could transport them to my garden!



Thanks for joining me for my ramblings today. 





21 comments:

  1. Hello dear friend. What a delightful post. I love all the colours & shapes of your gatherings. That classic liquid amber leaf shape is always so amazing...& the colours of every single leaf! What marvelous rose hips too.
    Yes, I absolutely agree with you about flowers. Oh well if we can't afford flowers we'll just have to wonder around looking bewildered & pick everyone elses!
    I am startled to realise that it's not long until I pick my raspberries once again so I guess I could use up what's in the freezer. They seem so precious for ages after harvest that I don't like to use them.
    Thank you for telling us about your hearing. What a remarkable experience that must have been. I am so glad that the operation was successful so that you could enter in to the world of sound so much more. Indeed, without our sight your gorgeous colours would be lost. Isn't colour wonderful!!
    Much love catherine x0x0x

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    1. Thankyou Catherine, I do agree sight to me is much more important than sound infact. I hope you enjoy those raspberries, I sometimes buy frozen and make smoothies, delicious.

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  2. We agree....Betty that was a charming post. We love this time of year. I bet the woods round you are magnificent. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Molly you would love walking in the woods right now, there's evidence of badgers and horse prints to follow, rabbits jumping in and out of their little warren of holes, hope you have doggy walks in nice places too.

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  3. how lovely to feel thankful for the commonplace in our lives. When admiring some stunning vista or gorgeous flowers I often feel overwhelmed that I have the gift of sight. Colour is so amazing and think how so many people never get to enjoy this. x

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    1. I agree Mrs Black - I know exactly what you mean. Thankyou for stopping by today, I always try to reply to comments left here and then to visit back. Betty

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  4. Lovely post Betty, and such a lot of things to be thankful for!

    Have a lovely weekend

    Love Claire xx

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    1. Thanks Claire - it's sunny this Sunday morning and I think it's going to be a great day for being outside.

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  5. I know just what you mean about transplanting ferns from the woods into our gardens. The first flowerbed I planted here did contain some wood flowers, but it's too hot in the summer. They couldn't survive, those mountain wonders.
    We have massive rains here. I didn't have to go to school today because of the awful weather.
    I like it that you found your thankfulness journal.

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    1. I hope the rains have subsided now and that there is no flooding in your part of the world - something the UK has seen a lot of over recent years. I will be out in the woods today, thought I would take youngest boy to that old farmhouse pub for a soft drink.

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  6. Great post today, I always say that A THANKFUL HEART IS A HAPPY HEART and yours sounds very happy. It makes me want to say thanks too for all the things I take for granted like all the things you mentioned and so much more.
    Have a great weekend on this Friday the 13th.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. I have to say JB it's a good exercise for me to do these posts, they do make me stop and think as I plough through life missing an awful lot and need to slow down more!

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  7. Oh, what about this soft, filling Autumn air? I keep taking moments just to stand and breathe these days!

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    1. Oh yes Mags! the air is very fresh this morning, it's something we don't think about isn't it!

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  8. Betty - I love your Thankfulness journal - it is filled with so many wonders...I am thankful today that I found your blog and get to visit. Take care and have a wonderful day.

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  9. Hello Betty ... what a lovely post, your autumn colours are so beautiful in your part of the world. I try to be thankful for things throughout my day/week also ... it makes you stop & practise some gratitude in our busy days instead of just rushing through them. Thanks for sharing about your hearing operation ... gosh, I can imagine how you thought heavy rain was someone running behind you after not hearing it ever before!!! How wonderful they were able to fix your hearing Betty. Have a great weekend my friend, Julie x0x

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  10. What a pretty post! Enjoying the simple little pleasures of life.

    Judy

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    1. Hi Judy, I wish I could bottle all the things I love about living here! I do also enjoy some less simple things though - like central heating, a car and a husband who does most of the cooking!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Maggie, hope you will do so again.

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  12. This is a lovely thankful post - you have covered so many of the senses with the things you are grateful for! Your point about hearing the rain for the first time is really powerful - we take so much for granted. Thanks for your comment - I'm glad you like my badgers! They make me think of the current culls, however, so the picture is a bit poignant.

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