I am a Canadian and so our official Thanksgiving day is past,but that is no reason to stop giving thanks.I have been reminded today by a few other posts about being thankful for little things.
I find myself wondering if indeed the so-called little things are really all that little.I want to share a few images which cause me to be thankful.
I love birds and this Mourning Dove seemed to be thankful for some warm sunshine.He/she looks comfy and at rest here.I was thankful for the opportunity to capture this image.
I absolutely love the Black-capped Chickadee.These little bundles of energy always seem cheerful and I can learn from them.If I,like the Chickadee,sang more and complained less my world would be a brighter place.I thank God for creating the Chickadee. This one is taking a drink from a bird bath on my deck railing.
Early in fall as I was sitting and enjoying the sunshine on the deck,I noticed the top leaves of the Amur tinged in a beautiful shade of red.It may not be much colour but I am thankful for even small patches of beauty.
The lake just west of my hometown is not large by most standards,but I can usually find beauty there.
The day I took this the water was sparkling,thanks to the sunshine.I still feel warm and happy when I look at this picture.Thank-you for the sunshine and the sparkles on the water.
As I was trying to capture the sparkles,my lens was not perfectly focus and I saw the patterns this gave. I suppose this is called Bokeh. Usually we want our pictures to be perfectly focused,but I liked how this looked,out of focus but in my eyes,pretty.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and today I see beauty in the birds,the leaves and even in an out of focus image.