The 4th Thursday of November is Thanksgiving in the United States. It’s a day in which American families gather together and in many homes it is as big and important a family affair as Christmas is in the UK. It became a holiday in the USA in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens”. Thanksgiving goes back as far as the Pilgrim Fathers after their first harvest in the New World in 1621.
It is, therefore, of no surprise that the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, set by Sarah Rosso, is “THANKFUL”. She heads up the challenge with the following words:
I think the idea of being thankful and reflecting back on good things in your life is something that naturally happens towards the end of a calendar year. This year, I’m really thankful for my good health, which affects everything and everyone else in my life! These legs and feet take me everywhere I need to go!
Share [a] picture which means THANKFUL to you!
I try if I can always to have a garden theme to my Weekly Challenges. With that in mind, I reflected over the photos I have taken during 2012, and found many reasons from a gardeners point of view to be thankful, here are just a few:-
- I am thankful for the garden Tweeters and bloggers who provide inspiration and advice.
- I am thankful for friends who tell me how lovely my gardens is, regardless of the weeds and the cats and foxes that have dug up and flattened the flowerbeds.
- I am thankful for the hot days, the wet days, the cold days and the seasons, with the varying temperatures providing nature with what it needs to make our gardens grow.
- I am thankful for all the birds, bees and little tiny insects, who spread nectar and delight around the garden.
As a final THANKFUL a quote from Marcel Proust:-
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
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