Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!



‘If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you’, that would suffice.’  
 -  Meister Eckhart

The first Thanksgiving was in 1621.  The Pilgrims were having a feast to celebrate their successful first corn harvest.  Remembering the hardships of the first pilgrims in America helps me to be even more thankful for all I have today. 


There were a lot of courageous people who founded America.  I can’t even imagine all they went through, the bravery and tenacity they must have had.  Oh how I would love to sit down, with my daughter beside me, and talk to a pilgrim, hear first hand how they lived their life.  We have so many conveniences today that would be ‘hard to live without’, but the pilgrims made a life without them all.  I take so much for granted…


This Thanksgiving I am thankful for all the people who made America a country, the soldiers, pilgrims, political pioneers and the early citizens.  I am also thankful for clean water that flows out my faucet, fresh fruits and vegetables in the winter, a furnace to heat my house and my car, things the early pioneers could only dream of.  


My thankful list would not be complete without being thankful for my family.  I love you all, each and every one of you.  

Today I am joining Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday.  I used Kim’s Lightroom preset lightly2 and her textures gift and wednesday on my winter berries.

I am also grateful for you.  Thank you for stopping by and saying hello. 
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!
Michelle

 Kim Klassen dot com

17 comments:

  1. I am thankful for the same! Beautiful focus on the berries!

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  2. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving beautiful post Michelle.

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  3. Gosh Michelle these are just wow wonderful. Love the scale and all the grunge. Happy Thanksgiving

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  4. Michelle, Your perspective on Thanksgiving is a living example of gratefulness. That you took time to really consider the origins of the holiday and appreciate the sacrifices of the people who founded our country is an inspiration and an encouragement to me. Your photos are simply beautiful!

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  5. Your words, thoughts and photos are simply perfect for this week!! I'm very thankful for all who pioneered the way for us today. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

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  6. We were on the same page...I love the red scale...perfect color for this time of year...I'm remembering that I have a red one in my basement...very different than my yellow one...I must drag it upstairs...
    Your photo's are stunning and your story intriguing.. I'm wondering if you are from New England...
    So many different points of view here...you are a talented photographer..
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours...

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Such a lovely post and your images are amazing!

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  8. LOVE your scale series ! So funny that we used almost the same subjects today.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family :)

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  9. Your winter berries are stunning. I love the first image - the from above angle of the shot.

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving. Beautiful old scale. Really love your blog header.

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  11. Such exquisite photos! Hubby and I had the chance to celebrate Thanksgiving once, in 2001, when we were living in Maryland. Such a joyful day.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beloved ones, Michelle! :)

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  12. I am sure the pilgrims would be shocked at cars, computers, mobile phones when they were probably happy just to have an outhouse.

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  13. Beautiful thoughts and beautiful pictures! I love the red berries and that wonderful old scale! Happy Thanksgiving, Michelle!

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  14. Beautiful Images, Michelle. I love the red berries and the tarnished metal. They go together well! Happy Thanksgiving to you and Yours!--Michele at Sweet Leaf

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  15. Happy Thanksgiving, Michelle!
    Your images are stunning - the warm glow and the red berries ... wonderful!

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  16. Wow! Lovely colors in your pics!!!!!!!

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  17. Ciao Michelle, hope you are having a lovely Advent Time! :)

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