A thin veil of haze softens the hills beyond the lake. The sun barely brushes them now, at this time of night, as the days shorten inexorably toward autumn. A touch of coolness is in the air, as occasionally the wind ripples the still-green aspen leaves. I revel in the fact that I am here on the deck, today's task list crumpled before me, with time yet to spare before the downy comfort of the bed calls to me. What a treat it is to have the opportunity to write a post that I can link up to my favorite linky parties!
(My Corner of the World is hosted by Betty. It opens on Wednesdays at 12 am New Zealand time and is open for a week. In this era of armchair travel, it is a fine way to tour the world!)
August has delivered many blessings, and yes, you will have to sit through all of them! If my list isn't enough, I am sure you can find more positive news and inspiration at Thankful Thursday and I Like Thursday. (Thankful Thursday is hosted by Brian's Home, and opens on Thursdays for 7 days. I Like Thursday is hosted by Lee Anna. Let her know if you want to participate and she'll include a link to your blog!)
Blessing One: welcoming #1 Son home!
Blessing Two: 29th anniversary with Spousal Unit
Blessing Three: picnic at the lakeBlessing Four: new runner for our dining room table - found during an antique shopping trip with a friend
Blessing Five: fresh vegies from the garden of a friend
I suppose I could have included critters in my list of blessings, but I have so many to include in this post that I think they deserve a category of their own! Please check out Saturday's Critters, hosted by Eileen. You're sure to find a critter that you like!!!Friday used to be my favorite day of the week, but now that I am retired, one day runs into the next. But there are four great linky parties on Friday, which give me another reason to love this day of the week! Floral Friday Fotos is available every Thursday and remains open until the next Wednesday.
Skywatch Friday is hosted by Yogi's Den; it opens on Fridays and remains available for seven days. If you are wont to look to the heavens, this is the linky for you! The picture to the right is one of many taken during our hike on the Highline Trail with #1 Daughter and her boyfriend during their recent visit. A full re-cap of our activities will be the subject of my next Mosaic Monday post, so come on back, y'all!
I love all of your gorgeous photos and it's so nice of you to feature and spread the word on so many of the linky parties. Belated happy anniversary! Have a great weekend :)ReplyDelete
Happy anniversary! That celebration meal looks delicious! I like your garden and wildlife - definitely made me smile. Thanks!ReplyDelete
What a lovely post and I did enjoy it very much. Can't wait to hear all about the visit with the kiddos!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!ReplyDelete
Thank you for all the wonderful links to check out. I'm on my way to visit them.
Have a blessed week Angie! See ya for Mosaic Monday
Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade
That's such a wonderful bunch of thankfuls and it's nice to see sweet Maggie. We just can't get over the beauty in your neck of the woods. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!ReplyDelete
Wonderful! What a beautiful world you live in!ReplyDelete
So many fun parties to link to....like your Mosaic Monday! Now that I'm retired, Monday is my favorite day of the week! lol I love the fresh start of a new week! AND I love your photos! Enjoy your day!ReplyDelete
Nice list of thankfuls. Maggie looks like a sweetie.ReplyDelete
I feel so like I just spent the morning with you... so pretty it all is and so comforting. Sun naps... your kitty is beautifulReplyDelete
A really uplifting post! Thanks! I had to giggle at your remark about days running into each other! My DH says “retirement is like 6 Saturdays and a Sunday!” He’s right!ReplyDelete
This IS a very comfy post. Sun puddling looks soooo inviting and much like the heart that is open to gratitude like yours.ReplyDelete
Such a lovely post.ReplyDelete
A lot to be thankful for.
Most importantly Happy Anniversary Wishes.
All the best Jan
Hi Angie! Welcome home to your son and Happy Anniversary. Your special dinner looks delicious. That sun puddle and Maggie look like the way to go to me. ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
Such wonderful events to celebrate. Glad your son made it. Dinner looks just right! Great critters and skies! Hope the rest of your week goes well and you have a nice weekend.ReplyDelete
Lovely post and photos, and how happy would Maggie be in the sunshine. Happy anniversary.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos of your world. Happy Anniversary - dinner looks delicious!ReplyDelete
Great photos. Happy Anniversary, I think you are the 3rd or 4th person to mention an anniversary this month. Also thank you for all the cool links!ReplyDelete
Wonderful, interestic posting with the photos from your world!ReplyDelete
...Hazy Lazy Days of Summer sure is a great song by Nat King Cole! You have some beautiful and yummy views of summer, thanks Angie for stopping by.ReplyDelete
Yes, some have lazy hazy days, but not me. Our home is going through a severe clearing up and upstairs bedrooms are under renovation: ie. painting the walls and new flooring. Congratulations to your 29th wedding anniversary - me and my husband celebrated exactly the same years in June. Makes me wonder where did all the years go! Yes, there is autumn in the air, let's hope for bright autumn days. Wishing a lovely weekend Angie.ReplyDelete
Our chihuahua likes sunny spots just like your Maggie. Beautiful shot of Clements Mountain. Enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
I so enjoyed all your wonderful photos! Clements Mountain is gorgeous, like right out of a painting!ReplyDelete
Really grand photos!! Thank you! Have a grand weekend!ReplyDelete
Always enjoy your photos! Looks like I'm able to finally publish comments. Not sure what changed on that front but I'll count as a blessing.ReplyDelete
As you point out, Angie, once one is retired every day is pretty much the same. It is amazing how often I say to Miriam, "Is today Monday?" or some similar query. But each day is a treat and I cannot say that I have missed working even for a minute. I wish I had retired ten years earlier!ReplyDelete
A delightful post that I enjoyed very much!ReplyDelete
Nice post! The Clements Mountain photo is stunning.ReplyDelete
Hello, thanks for the nice post and for the end-of-summer sunshine wish. We should do like Maggie: enjoy what we have.ReplyDelete
Happy weekend to you!
How nice that you have had such a lovely August, Angie. I always admire your writing.ReplyDelete
I am sure you are happy to have your son there. What a great variety of photos and post. You know I love all the critters and birds, nice shot of the Wilson's Warbler and Flicker. The buck is playing peekaboo. Your food photos are great too, everything looks delicious. The views of the park are beautiful. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend! PS, thanks so much for leaving me a comment.
ooooh you are always killing me with the food. you know i am a foodie...and the anniversary dinner was drool worthy!!ReplyDelete
when my sons visit, i am in heaven...they both live in other states and i miss them so much!!
the clements mountain is gorgeous, your critters are too, (love the flicker) but the food always steals the show!! have an awesome weekend!!
Happy Anniversary and I just know you are enjoying having your son home. Have a great weekend! KitReplyDelete
Hello. Lovely serie of photos. Northern flicker is beautiful bird.ReplyDelete
Lovely Mountain views.Those flowers are pretty.It would be my pleasure if you join my link up party related to Gardening here at http://jaipurgardening.blogspot.com/2020/08/garden-affair-love-for-caladiums.htmlReplyDelete
I got stuck on all the food and then I found Maggie. What a fun post.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous day and week. ♥
I like your list of things to do before summer's end!
Have a blessed day!
Thanks for all those linkies Angie. Not sure I could participate in all of them. I already spend " too much time in that office". LOL very quietly.ReplyDelete
We just moved from summer to winter when Arctic winds arrived on Saturday morning. Bit better tomorrow and maybe some ⛅.
Great post and nature photos ~ your kitty photo is so sweet!ReplyDelete
Live each moment with love,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
We all have so much to be grateful for, thanks for pointing that out. Happy anniversary!ReplyDelete
It's great to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!! Thanks for being here.
love your animal life and the woodpeckers. I also see a butterfly I don´t recognize. It is beautiful :)ReplyDelete