Saturday, November 18, 2017

Thanksgiving Everyday

The flower that has done best for me this past summer was, no doubt, the simple and old-fashioned Geranium.I had several different plants, some were bought very early in spring and kept on blooming till the snow came and coated them in a pretty white dress.For today I have some Geraniums,a couple of sunset scenes and some golden yellow Maple leaves.
In honour of my friends in the US who celebrate Thanksgiving this coming week,I will post the words to an old hymn I found.

"For all the blessings of the year, 
 For all the friends we hold so dear,

For peace on earth, both far and near, 
We thank Thee, Lord. 


For life and health, those common things, 
Which every day and hour brings, 


For home, where our affection clings, 
We thank Thee, Lord. 


For love of Thine, which never tires, 
Which all our better thought inspires, 


And warms our lives with heavenly fires, 

We thank Thee, Lord." 

 Closing Thought:
We should all have 365 days a year of Thanksgiving and Thanks-living.

21 comments:

Sandi said...

Love your photos and also the white dress phrase, beautiful wording!

Happytrails said...

I love your photos, especially the one with the snow on it. You are so right, we should all give thanks each day for all the blessings we have and God's love for us.Thank you for sharing.

Debby Ray said...

I love geraniums too...they remind me of my mom. Beautiful words and glorious images. Hugs!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wonderful poem, and stunning pictures. One of your best! The snow on the geranium, and the contrast of the colors is so pretty. The gorgeous sun rays, making even the dust on the ground golden. And the sun behind the large majestic tree, those are my favorites.

CountryMum said...

Beautifully photographed Ruth. A wonderful post!!!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Ruth ~ Thank you for a lovely post in photos and words.

Have a wonderful Sunday ~ FlowerLady

Sandra said...

I agree 100 percent with the 365 days of Thanksgiving and now I love the word Thanksliving.... all the photos are wonderful, the snow on the flowers draws me in since I don't see snow ever. the gold in the last one is solid gold to me.... I am thankful for all your flowers and for your friendship

Debbie said...

as i read your posts, i always look forward to your closing thought, i loved this one!! the geranium covered in snow is gorgeous, sometimes, it is the old reliables, the tried and trues we depend on most!!

no snow here yet but i can't wait for it's appearance!!!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

So many beautiful photos today, Ruth. A particular favorite for me is the last one. Thanks for introducing me to the word, "thanksliving."

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi, I've been working on my Thanksgiving Post for tomorrow ---and appreciate your thoughts and pictures.... Love the idea of "Thanks-Living".... NEAT!

The Geranium with the snow on it is so gorgeous.... And you know how much I love sunset pictures.

Great post. Thanks.
Hugs,
Betsy

happyone said...

Beautiful pictures to go along with a beautiful prayer. We have so much to be thankful for.

Shug said...

Beautiful!! I never see a Geranium that I don't think of my grandmother. I was amazed even as a child as to how she grew the most gorgeous Geranium's. Thank you for sharing because it brought back a special memory for me...

Rose said...

Such beautiful words, paired with beautiful photos.

Diane said...

Thank you, Ruth. This is a lovely poem, too. (((hugs))) Diane

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Thanks for every minute God gives us and many thanks for these wonderful images Ruth not only here but in alll your posts.

Rose L said...

I am always thankful for every little thing in life. Even the little things are such a blessing--fall leaves, a woolly caterpillar, butterfly, flowers, sunsets and sunrises, apples, etc. It is all a miracle from God.

Kerri Farley said...

Beautiful post Ruth! Those flowers in the snow are breathtaking!

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Yes I agree! We should 365 days of Thanksgiving. Your photos are gorgeous...the snow, and the sunsets

Betty Manousos said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! xoxo

btw. fantastic photos as usual.

Betty Manousos said...

plus: for peace on earth, both far and near... amen!
thanks for a wonderful post.

Hootin' Anni said...

Amen!!!
Ruth, they're all so beautiful, I don't have a favorite this time....they're ALL favorites. Stunning, each and every one.