Giving Thanks for You

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.

For flowers that bloom about our feet;

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For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;

For song of bird,

and hum of bee;

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For all things fair we hear or see,

Father in heaven, we thank Thee! ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


I share this poem each Thanksgiving, as a reminder of all that we have to be grateful for. I include each of you in that gratitude list, for traveling with me on this journey – and for the friendships I have made along the way. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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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.

18 thoughts on “Giving Thanks for You”

  1. I am so thankful for the dedicated gardeners of the HB garden who continue to create and maintain the most special haven for dogs and humans alike. And to you Audrey, for sharing your true gift of prose and photography. Happy Thanksgiving

  2. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hubby and I met up with his sister and brother-in-law near Atlanta and were gone most of the day. Our pet sitter came by to check on the girls a few times, and to play with them; but they were both very happy to see us when we got home.

    I like that poem you shared! It does say it all, doesn’t it?! Thank you for your friendship, too!

    1. I’m glad you had a little bit of get-away time. You’ve had a tough year, but despite the sorrows – there is still much to be thankful for. Not the least of which are bumps and lumps with an “all-clear!” Thank you for your friendship as well. 🙂

  3. I love all your photos, too! The one of the hummingbird is exquisite! But I must admit that my favorite is the one of the Golden puppy being cuddled in someone’s lap. I guess I’m just a softie for puppies. 🙂

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