Monday, June 13, 2011

walking through june (#517 - 534 of 1000 gifts)

"It is solved by walking." - St. Augustine

Unbelievably it's already almost mid-June. How does this happen? My June is bulging with largish projects to complete before holidays. Things took a definite turn for the better when I set my mind to complete one of those projects last week — and did. There's nothing like getting one item crossed off my list to make me feel positive about the tasks still remaining. As the quote above implies, walking — making progress slowly but surely — is one way to make that happen.

Additional items on my gratitude list from last week:

518. A bush covered with its own lace doily. 



519. Hubby drove me into Vancouver for my poetry group meeting. (How sweet is that. I know, I'm a wimp - I hate driving into the city. But I was quite prepared to take transit)


520. Computer Spellcheck and Grammar checker.

521. Critters. This might be the same rabbit that appeared here last week.



522. No postal strike - yet!

523. Purple lovelies - wild clover in the grasses...



524. and a perennial geranium I pass every day.



525. Irises. This is one of three blooms (yes, only three) in my very own garden.



526. A wonderful afternoon spent messing with photos. I put new family photos in most of the frames around the house. Used my little HP photo printer for that. Great gadget!

527. A visit from a long-time friend. So nourishing.

528. Blow-up air mattress that inflates in seconds and deflates just as fast.

529. The yellow water irises are out.


530. So are the water lilies.


531. More critters. We saw these families of geese yesterday on a walk near Fort Langley.





532. Blackberries in the making.


533. The smell of wild roses everywhere -- incredible!



534. Beautiful, romantic foxglove.


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Violet Nesdoly / poems
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3 comments:

Craig said...

first of all, I heart the Augustine quote. We walk – and we solve – and we mess up – and we keep walking – toward HIM. And from your list this week my favorite – next to all of your glorious pictures – are the geese. Not the big geese – they tend to be nasty – but the little fuzzy ones who maybe haven't learned to be nasty yet. We all need to keep our fuzziness maybe. I heart reading you. Thank you for this. I'm smiling. God bless and keep you and all of yours Violet.

CallingForth said...

I love all your wonderful photos - what a great idea...and great to see your world...

violet said...

Thank you, Craig and Laurel!

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