Grateful Gratitude Series happiness Nature

201 Gratitude Around the Yard

“She decided to free herself, dance into the wind, create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing “yes” in the sky.”

― Monique Duval

It’s no secret by now that I love my little slice of heaven working from home with a view of three birdfeeders and the front yard.

For a quick break I can sneak out on to the side porch to catch the finches at the two thistle feeders and hopefully a hummingbird as well.

Yesterday’s purple finches were so exciting. I had one last year and thought of Larry every time I saw the proud bird primping, posing, and showing off.

Here are my happy views from last evening and early this morning:

A sweet fawn playing in the front yard:

© Lisa Preisler

A dragonfly who played hide and seek amongst the ivy on the side of the house. When I cropped the picture I noticed that it was looking right at me…

© Lisa Preisler

A beautiful adult Goldfinch. I learned something new this week: Goldfinches do not develop the black band on their heads until adulthood.

© Lisa Preisler

“O Heavenly Children, do not forget that God is here, there and everywhere. The birds are his eyes and the air is his ears. And as you sleep, your heart and soul rest naked before him. He can drink from the rivers of your thoughts, and even feel the wetness of your tears.”

― Suzy Kassem

Trying to get the last bits out of the feeder…

© Lisa Preisler

Non-bird visitors to the front yard feeder. Now I only fill them in the morning!

© Lisa Preisler

“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.”

― Susan Polis Schutz

My wish for anyone reading this is to find your happy places as I have found mine!

XO Lisa ❤️

6 comments on “201 Gratitude Around the Yard

  1. Lisa, you are truly blessed to have nature’s images right in your yard. The words from Susan Polis Schutz speak to me as well.

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  2. Wow, Lisa! Your pictures and quotes and thoughts have just made my day! The picture of the fawn and dragonfly….priceless!!! 💜🤗🌷

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  3. Robin s Williams

    Beautiful sweetie love it.

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