Category Archives: Nature

Day 364

Day 364:  I have gratitude for the unexpected beauty of a tree that is blooming again.  I had no idea our one tree would produce these beautiful blooms again, but it did.  This is one of my favorite plants in … Continue reading

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Day 351

Day 351:  I have gratitude for seeing a plant we purchased in the spring begin to flower.  I wasn’t sure how well this plant would do given the torrential rain followed by scorching heat we’ve experienced so far, so I … Continue reading

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Day 344

Day 344:  I have gratitude for the bounty of fresh strawberries from our CSA.  Knowing that these were organically grown and that it came from a local farm (from which we get weekly notes…we actually know the names of the … Continue reading

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Day 342

Day 342:  I have gratitude for the beauty of nature and the way it is injected into our lives, often in subtle and quiet ways.  In the morning, I caught this beautiful sight of light beaming through our window and … Continue reading

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Day 339

Day 339:  I have gratitude for apple trees to plant.  One of the local stores was selling the trees at a 50% discount, and I have been wanting to plant apple trees for awhile.  Three trees later, and we have … Continue reading

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Day 338

Day 338:  I have gratitude for finally setting up our composter.  Marnie gave this to me as a gift two years ago, but I hadn’t set it up after our move.  We’ve been stockpiling a bunch of scraps to compost…I’m … Continue reading

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Day 337

Day 337:  I have gratitude for our new blueberry bush and the hope of growing our own berries.  All of us enjoy berries, but the boys especially enjoy them.  It is exciting to potentially have some homegrown berries soon.

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Day 333

Day 333:  I have gratitude for the beautiful reflection of sun off the tall grass in a field near our house.  Something about the way in which the setting sun gave a high contrast and warm glow to the field … Continue reading

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Day 331

Day 331:  I have gratitude for breakfast on the back porch this morning.  The pleasant weather…crisp, clear, and with sunrays starting to appear…made for a perfect morning to enjoy a quick breakfast before work.

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Day 320

Day 320:  I have gratitude for a fun day at the zoo.  The Cincinnati zoo is absolutely amazing…many exhibits with detailed recreations of specialized environments for the animals.  Best of all, Caden absolutely loved it and was pointing out (and … Continue reading

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