2012-08-23 Give thanks

who posted a "Photo Dump" last Sunday . . .
this post is a collection of recent, personal photos,
a what's-going-on-in-my-life kinda thing . . .
all things for which I am grateful.

 My county in Indiana is at about 60% of normal rainfall for the year.
Gratefully, we've had almost 4 inches in August.
Once, there was enough for an actual puddle near the mailbox . . .

Three generations at work,
my husband near the red truck prepping for the next week's work,
my son cleaning out his Cherokee,
and my grandson helping me spruce up the front garden . . .

Three projects from my pottery class, all completed.
There is a basket with a dark green and blue glaze,
a pot with zen-tangle-like decorations,
and a tree of life wall-hanging. . . in rainbow.
Thank you again, jan and Greg, for giving me this class.
I love learning . . .

At one of Vince's job sites . . .
Wyatt, Jeremiah, Vince, Barry, Alan,
and my Sweet Lee is somewhere over the roof edge installing something.
(See how much I know about construction?)

The above photo . . . from ground level . . .

And last, a self-portrait, taken at the county fair . . .

For all these things, and many more, I am grateful.

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
~ Denis Waitley

In everything, give thanks.
1 Thessalonians 5:18a

For those of you in a humorous frame of mind . . .

Let us rise up and be thankful;
for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little,
and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick,
and if we got sick, at least we didn't die;
so, let us all be thankful.
~ Buddha