Gratitude for Gardens and Granddaughters

Carol A. Hand

Sometimes, one doesn’t have to travel far

to observe serenity and beauty with beloved companions

Neighborhood Garden – July 3, 2017

Even in the context of critters, city “upgrades,” and unpredictable weather

City “Upgrades” on a Drizzly Day – July 12, 2017

sometimes there are possibilities to create little sanctuaries

Gardens in the Rain – July 12, 2017
Sanctuary at Sunset – July 16, 2017

to enjoy a simple life and share love and laughter

Enjoying the Sunshine – July 16, 2017

weaving deeper appreciation for things that matter

knowing that these precious moments will pass

with the ever-changing seasons of our lives


Joni Mitchell – Circle Game

45 thoughts on “Gratitude for Gardens and Granddaughters

    1. Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments, Ken. Our summer has been rather unpredictable. One week, it’s rainy and daytime temperatures hover in the mid-50s F in July, and the next it’s dry with high-80s F. Even so, the gardens grow and that’s a good reason to be grateful. 🙂


    1. It’s always a gift to hear from you, Trace. Thank you for your kind and lovely comments. Ah yes, grandchildren grow so fast and give us many reasons to be grateful even in difficult times, don’ t they…

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  1. How special this season is for you and your Granddaughter. The joy just emanates from her being, I can only imagine how wonderful a time you both have. And those gardens really are a sanctuary, so peaceful! I always appreciate your words and insights of life treasures.

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  2. Hi Carol, your post resonated with me. Lovely photos and words. Your Granddaughter looks very happy leading Pinto (or was it the other way around?). Lisa have just arrived back from the city where we spent a wonderful time with our children. The Joni Mitchell song is fitting and beautiful. Take care. Bob

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Bob. Your words are always a gift. I’m glad to hear that you and Lisa spent time with your children.

      I have been trying to keep up with info about the BC fires, but there’s very little in the US news. I hope you are all safe. ❤


  3. I can think of no better complement and compliment to this post than this quote:
    “I wouldn’t change my grandchildren for the world….but I wish I could change the world for my grandchildren.” –Anonymous

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  4. I feel like I’ve wandered into a dinner party with your family and friends.
    *gives an embarrassed smile, waves and goes back home*
    Lovely music, beautiful pictures, sweet words. 🙂
    Thanks for dropping a Like on my blog.
    Kindness – Robert.

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