"I know well that happiness is in little things." - John Ruskin
Yes, indeed, Mr. Ruskin, as is gratitude. And so I continue on with my list of little things that make me happy and grateful...
670. A week of summer! If I complain about the weather in the days ahead, remind me of the week just past.
671. Breakfast on the deck, soaking up the morning sun.
672. Our placid river in the morning.
Lots of fall beauties...
673. Spotted Jeweled Touch-me-nots blooming beside the creek.
674. Butter-and-eggs I think these are, though they are not spiky, as my wildflower book suggests, so maybe they're something else.
675. A fun Saturday morning at the Good Times Cruise-In with streets and streets of old cars.
676. A Sunday walk at Mud Bay Park.
677. Late summer asters.
678. Even loosestrife and thistle have their beauty.
679. An assignment finished and delivered early.
680. Another published book review.
681. Reading a fascinating book about heaven.
682. A bumper crop of blackberries...
683. ...with more on the way.
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