Thursday, August 7, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today will be a blog entry on my blessings in life that I am thankful for.
There are to many to list but a few are these are:

My Family...



My Pony....












My Friends....












So many, many other things....my health, my extended blog family of friends (that's you!) the fact that I live here in America and that I am free.
As I was thinking of having one of my downer days I decided instead to perk up by counting my blessings. In fact when I went outside it worked, look at what came to visit.











Not sure where my butterfly book went to so I can't tell you the exact species, but she sure is a beauty. Then as I sat there admiring her in flew this little girl....







This is a ruby throated hummingbird, female..... she was enjoying my butterfly bush flowers.

Proof that God is watching over all of us, all the time. Thanks my friends, have a glorious day!
Happy Trails.....

6 comments:

The Knutson's said...

Beautiful post, and I hope that it was enough to snuff out your "downer day" feelings :)

I have the same problem, but I have gotten really good at changing my mood...usually works!

BTW...Don't quote me on this, but I believe that certain Native American tribes say that hummingbirds are the spirits of your loved ones, coming to visit.
Not that I am sold on that idea, but it is a pleasant little thought :)

AnnL said...

I think that's an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. But, she is beautiful. I love watching the butterflies and hummingbirds out in my garden. :-)

Ann

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

Thank you for reminding us to stop to "smell the roses". Sometimes we get caught up in all the negativity in this world and we forget the important things and important people in our lives. May God bless and keep you.

Carol said...

Beautiful post!! I love the butterfly pictures. There's always something to be grateful for. I hope things are better **smiles**

Pony Girl said...

Great post, TRC! Loved all of the pictures. I love those butterfly bushes. My grandma had one and my family transplanted it (or a start of it) when they moved a few times. They finally left it at the beach house when they sold it.

The Quiltwhinny said...

What a great blog! I've ridden in Brown County too - many years ago. Just returned from my annual ride at the 4-J Big Piney Horse Camp in Missouri.

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