The Measure of Our Thanksgiving

“For each new morning with its light,

For rest and shelter of the night,

For health and food, for love and friends,

For everything Thy goodness sends.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Through the simple act of volunteering to tend a garden – and sharing it with you here – a world has opened to me. For the community I have found, the endless generosity of others, and the countless pups who have touched my heart this year – I give thanks.

Not all of those who visit here share the Thanksgiving holiday. There are other things that bind us. And so, I have one more quote for you today:

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” ~ W.T. Purkiser

For all of you, and all you do – thanks for your giving – from the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden.

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I am a nascent gardener, rescuer, and photographer, chronicling the journey of the dogs at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary near Sacramento, CA - and the Memorial Garden we have devoted to them.

9 thoughts on “The Measure of Our Thanksgiving”

  1. Thank you for this past year of so eloquently putting together your words with the beautiful pictures you have taken at the gardens. You have a gift of taking pictures and then capturing the true beauty of not only the garden but the wonderful dogs that walk through them, and taking us on their journey while at Homeward Bound until they find their forever home.
    Thank you for giving of your time to write this blog.

    1. Hello Gardener Friend. Take a bow, yourself, Maria. Without your gifts, the garden would not be at the point it is today. Thanks for your magnificent sunflowers, countless hours, quiet contributions and persistently pushing us forward. Happy Thanksgiving! See you in the garden. 🙂

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