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Friday, September 30, 2011

The Last Day of September


There are still a few dahlias in my garden. I cut five of them yesterday and plunked them into a soup tureen, along with clippings from the yard (including lots of sage) and one bunch of purchased dark mums. It looks fall-ish to me, as does the gray sky.


Last weekend, when I cooked an early Thanksgiving dinner for our traveling children, I brought out my thankfulness rocks. 

I made these a couple of years ago, when life looked rather bleak, as a reminder to myself of the many, many things for which I could give thanks.

I put them into a hand-carved wooden leaf-shaped bowl from Ecuador and remember that I am blessed.


And I realized that there was one big blessing who arrived this past year, for whom there was no rock.

I promptly remedied that!


This weekend's lineup - overnight guests (2 sets!),
 a little studying,
 a little cooking,
- other than that, things are rather mellow around here.

11 comments:

  1. Oh that newest rock is particularly charming! What a great idea. Now I'm wondering where I can find some smooth rocks.

    Enjoy the company and the studies and the weekend in general.

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  2. What a sweet idea. We have so much to be thankful for.

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  3. Yes , we should be more thankful, in good and bad times too. Having a pile of rocks as a reminder isn't a bad idea at all :-)

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  4. Your weekend doesn't sound all that mellow to me. Have a great one!

    I love the idea of 'Thanksgiving rocks'.

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  5. The rock idea is a lot like my shells - I write on the inside of the shell, and put them around the garden.

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  6. two sets of overnight guests would be enough to get me working over a weekend. studying and cooking as well? you are superwoman!

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  7. Hi, Lorrie
    Your flower arrangement is beautiful. I planted sage this year but didn't think to put it with flowers.
    Enjoy your guests!
    -Karen

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  8. I don't have good luck growing dahlias but yours are gorgeous. Like you I'm hanging on to the remnants of summer.

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  9. Hi Lorrie,

    Look at those flowers. Lovely. They would be wilting here-hehe.
    Your thankfulness rocks are inspiring. We really do have so much to be thankful for, even when circumstances seem a bit bleak.

    I've missed you my friend.

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  10. I love your Dahlias, Lorrie! Particularly the dark-colored ones.
    And your collection of stones is so unique!
    k

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  11. The rocks - what a fun idea and the flowers do look Autumnal. Very pretty.

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