Thanksgiving

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The turkey is in the oven and the table needs to be set. My sister and I are going to make some little arrangements with the last of the persian carpet zinnias and the deep red nasturtiums, cutting with reckless abandon since first frost can't be far off. My hands smell like onions and sage. I have slippers on. It's happening.
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IMG_3968 I had hoped to take some pretty photos at home of the progress, but I forgot my camera's battery charger back in the city. Without it, this weekend is going to be an exercise in appreciating moments as they happen. Moments filled with thanks and gratitude. And pie.

29 comments:

  1. wonderful pictures, as always !!

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  2. Your arrangements are always so breathtaking. And these photos are wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Hope you had a wonderful day! Photos are glorious as always. What camera do you use?

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  4. Lovely, lovely, lovelier... thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. Beautiful autumnal pictures with a sense of presence.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Annelie

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  6. Every time I look at your blog it is a perfect and beautiful moment. I hope you had a wonderful day, and thank you for adding beauty to the world!

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  7. ...*swoons*sigh* ;o)

    ...I hope this lil' note finds you & your family having enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving Day!

    ...Blessings :o)

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  8. stunning work that doesn’t
    feel at all like w o r k,
    ~ just play
    and lots of love.

    happy thanksgiving !

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  9. Such beautiful photographs as usual. Just visiting your blog makes me feel cosy and autumnal xo

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  10. Don't worry, these photos will do! So beautiful. Happy Thanskgiving :)

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  11. Just LOVE your photos.
    Here in Sweden it is almost winter now, no berries and apples to pic...that's why I get even more happy to watch your pics.

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving

    Your beautiful work is very inspiring.

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  13. Beautiful photos - Happy Thanksgiving

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  14. Good god almighty, girl.....I L-O-V-E , love the contrast of the flaming red, orange, yellow against the gray....

    Funny how color can make my heart do a little flip, light up my brain, make me feel a small swoon.

    Thanks for the treat!!!

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  15. Egads. A heart-full of beauty. Thank you.

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  16. Hi,
    Just found your blog here in the big cyber space :-) Lovely photos and lovely arrangements!

    Have a nice weekend!
    Annika

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  17. Glad to see these colors, patterns, read your words. It sounds like a sweet weekend.

    Happy Sunday!

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  18. Can't stop looking at these pictures, so lovely.

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  19. Love the inclusion of persimmons, pomegranate and Chinese lantern in the berry wreath! I'm inspired. Any tips on getting the heavier items to stay put? Your arrangements are painterly, just so lovely!

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  20. Your photos are amazing! I can't get over the rich colors!

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  21. I always knew America had beautiful Autumns but you have put it on a whole new level!

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  22. I cooked in my slippers too. This post is a beautiful pictorial of the season.

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  23. “Appreciate moments as they happen”, memories last longer than pictures do, right? But yeah, memories with picture as proof are much better especially if we can use it and save or post it somewhere. Next time, pack your things ahead of time so that you’ll not leave anything behind. That’s how important battery chargers are!

    -Lakendra Wiltse

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