Sunday, April 27, 2014

Gratitude Sundays...



Look at the difference in this apple tree in only 5 days.  Wowsa. Top one, of course, is this morning.

  I'm so grateful for the signs of spring that are showing themselves..the true signs, like this:



And This !


Look at the cherry tree...Today and 5 days ago



So full of gratitude for my home, my little piece of land...my gardens, my fruit trees, my pets and my family. 
My front yard in late June of last year...wisteria growing on the little arbor my son built me for Mother's day, out of 3/4 recycled materials !


My house. Not a palace for sure, but keeps us warm and dry and a place to rest our heads and hearts...





Gardens...to feed our bodies and our souls...


Chickens, to share their eggs with us and make us smile.



Our loyal and loveable dogs, Molly, Bella and Caylee.


One of 4 cats here, Junko Taibei--they own us, they love us, they keep us safe from rodents.



And my wonderful husband, the Irishman. One of the kindest men I have ever known. So grateful to be loved by him.


And my son, Tom, with his cousin's baby boy, my great nephew Aiden.


That same boy at 3 years old.  My pride and joy. Grateful beyond belief.


  So, there's my gratitude Sunday for you. I am so blessed...

  Check out Taryn at Wooly Moss Roots for more wonderful Gratitude blogs...


G r a t i t u d e  *  S u n d a y

{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.} 
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If you would like to join us, see below. 
Our gratefulness feeds one another.


Happy Sunday, everyone...



Namaste.






16 comments:

Beth said...

A lovely post Annie!

momto5 said...

beautiful post. so much to be grateful for.

Akannie said...

Thank you Beth...are you getting all spring-y up there ??

Akannie said...

Momto5...So much. So very, very much. Happy Sunday !!

Celia said...

Great Sunday post - looks like a beautiful place to be.

Cloudia said...

Your blessings bless us today!


Namaste

Akannie said...

Thanks Celia...amazing where a little gratitude can take you !!

It is a beautiful place to be...I am very blessed.

Akannie said...

Dear Cloudia !! Be blessed, sister !!!!

The skies are rumbling like it wants to rain, but so far nothing...it's that delicious place just before a storm.

Jaunty Jen said...

wow. Beautiful place. I would love to have a place like yours,surrounded by nature, fresh air, large garden to plant flowers and veggies - wonderful. I live in a suburb so there isn't pretty much space to grow plants so I had to make the most out of my tiny garden- still something to be grateful for though. :)

DJan said...

Ahhh.... I am basking in all this wonderful sweet blessed air and light, Annie. You have done it today, making a place for everyone who comes here to feel renewed. :-)

Akannie said...

Jen !! Thank you for coming by...we all have things to be grateful for, don't we ??

I am one lucky ducky to get to live where I do !!

Akannie said...

DJan...thank you for your kind words...It has been a really beautiful weekend around here, and people are mobbing the garden centers and seed stores, everyone SO ready for it to be spring.

I have a wooden sign on my front door that has a Pennsylvania Dutch look to it and it says "Welcome to this House of Peace and Rest."

sustainablemum said...

What a beautiful garden and house you have, thank you for sharing your lovely part of the world :)

Akannie said...

Thanks for stopping by!

I love the Gratitude Sunday posts, don't you ?

Robbie Parker said...

Awesome that you remembered to snap a few pictures within days of each other. Isnt it amazing the difference a few days makes in the Springtime? Hope you have a great week.

Akannie said...

Thanks for stopping by Robbie ! Yes it was amazing--we had such a rough winter here, and today has been tornado warning and torrential rains and winds. Hoping it doesn't destroy the crop for this year...