Saturday, November 14, 2009

Bloom where you are planted.

I love this saying and over the years I have lived in different areas of the country trying to be the best that I can be wherever I find myself. 
It’s nice to slow down and decide what’s important. We’ve made some big changes this year and now I read more, walk more and enjoy living a simpler life.
It’s a good time of the year to be thankful for what we have and make the most of it.

I like to walk for 45 minutes at least before I grab my camera but yesterday, I headed back to the car as soon as I started my walk when I saw this flock of ducks on the pond.

This is what I saw….

DSCN2608 and these are cropped photos.

DuckCrop2610 What a thrill! I hope your weekend has a few thrills, too!

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DuckCrop2617 Get out and enjoy nature!

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It makes you happy….and thankful!

16 comments:

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

When I forget my camera, I am always regretting it! What good photos you captured!
Brenda

beedeebabee♥ said...

Diane, you're like a breath of fresh air! I love visiting here!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend too!
Hugs, ;)

creativedawn said...

Beautiful...just beautiful!
hugz
Pam

Janet said...

I love that saying, and we've lived in lots of different places over the years, too.

You've captured some great shots here. I can almost here the ducks quacking! That one brilliant green head is gorgeous! Like an emerald sparkling in the sun.

Michela said...

How lucky to live such in a beautiful area! Happy Sunday!

becky said...

Lovely pics today Diane( I finally found out what your name is).Change is always a bit difficult but I see in your postive attitude about life, of walking and taking time to enjoy it, its message is clear happiness does make must of us feel Thankful as well.I know it does for me.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts today!Have a nice day!

Doreen said...

Goodness..I LOVE this saying...:)

You live in a beautiful area..thanks so much for sharing your walk with us :)

Hugs, doreen

JG said...

What a wonderful saying! It's so true.

Taking a Walk outdoors is a great hobby. I always enjoy listening to the birds singing. In the winter a treadmill comes in handy for me, but you cannot beat a brisk walk oudoors.

Thanks for sharing your nature photos.

Elyse said...

what a wonderfully affirming post. beautiful pics, too!

xo
elyse

Jacqueline said...

Hi Diane, Living more simple has been on my mind too. This was so refreshing to see this post today. I just returned from a walk and saw three small ducks swimming in our neighborhood pond. Through my life, I've had to constantly remind myself to slow down, love and live the day to its fullest and your reminder was in perfect timing.

Kaila said...

As usual, I love the photos. And although I could not get outside today, I feel as if I did after viewing the world through your camera lens.

Kaila

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Isn't it lovely to go walking with your camera and to be able to take photos. I like the duck photos.

Enjoy your week
Hugs
Carolyn

Felicity said...

oh thats a lovely post, i love that phrase i dont think ive heard it before, fliss xx

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Wonderful post and so glad we were able to come long. The ducks are so darn cute!.
Walking is such a great thing to do and you just never know what you'll see.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Bonnie's Place said...

Such beautiful pictures! What an amazing place for a walk! Thanks for sharing!!

M.Kate said...

Beautiful nature photos..wish we have them here too :)