So I started going back through my photos to see what I could find that would showcase my gratitude and I found one that took my breath away!
Just a moment in time..... caught by my phone of all things. A stormy summer day.... clearing up as the sun was going down.... and a rainbow caught! This picture is taken from my porch... and for all the effort my husband and I have put into simply keeping the house... financially AND physically, I am grateful. And especially grateful for the PORCH!
So.... after I posted this photo from my archives and I started out the door on a day of crazy errands before leaving town.... I spied a surprise!
(Decided that my archive photos might be the prettiest ones.... but that it would be a great exercise to force myself to find something - anything - in the theme EACH DAY to be grateful for as well)
So - my surprise? An autumn crocus! I forgot I had it. Years ago, I saw an autumn crocus for the first time on a trip to a botanical garden with a couple of friends... one of whom is now an angel :-) I remember searching online to learn about them.... I am familiar with the spring ones, of course - but autumn? Anyway, I found them and bought them and planted them around.. and promptly forgot them. And here it is!
When I get home, I plan to dig him up and put him in a special place where I will remember. Hmm..... or maybe I should leave well enough alone.. he does look happy :-)