Monday, February 21, 2011

spring creep (#316-328 of 1000 gifts)

We are well. The weather is sunny. Spring is creeping closer. It's easy to find gifts...

Serpentine Fen - Surrey, BC - Mount Baker in the background

316. A Valentine dinner with my sweetheart at a new-to-us Greek restaurant.

317. Splitting dessert (a banana caramel cream cheese xango — basically cream cheese with banana filling in a toasted pastry tortilla with caramel drizzled on top —sinfully good!)

318. Morning walks — they get the day off to such a great start.

319. A redwing blackbird's song (the sound of spring).

320. Sighting the cormorant again on our everyday walk beside the Nicomekl.

321. Unexpected emails from old friends.

322. Red cabbage.

323. Days getting noticeably longer.

324. J. I. Packer's book Knowing God (an oldie by a goodie).

325. More big juicy oranges.

326. Curling - a whole week of the Scotties coming up!

327. Missions conference at church. Yesterday was the flag parade. Love the colour, the motion, the anticipation: "I looked and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb..." Revelation 7:9.

328. A walk at one of our favourite spots — the Serpentine Fen.

Looking down from one of the observation towers.


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Mama Bird said...

Your surroundings are a gift in and of themselves! WOW! Beautiful photos. And I'm also thankful for lengthening days! :)

Joan said...

Hello Violet:

I'm stopping by from Anne's blog and Mulitudes on Monday.

I enjoyed reading your list of blessings. Your photos are lovely. It is a blessing to be surrounded by such beauty.


Craig said...

I know it’s not Ann’s Multitude Monday anymore – it’s Thursday – but there are just a whole lot of gratitude lists to get through!

First – my fave from your list was – 324. J. I. Packer's book Knowing God (an oldie by a goodie). (read it as a baby Christian – important to me then – maybe I should read it again with old Christian eyes :)

Thank you for this – made me smile.

God Bless you and all of yours this day.

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