Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thankful Thursday - Flowers of February

Pink hibiscus

I am so thankful that while most of the country is dealing with snow, we here in central Florida are enjoying warm temperatures and balmy breezes.  We're also enjoying the beautiful flowers that bring us so much joy.  

My husband and I took a ride along the Indian River yesterday, and below are just some of the glories of G-d's creation. These were all taken with my camera phone.

Isn't this the most delicious shade of orange?

I was captivated by these red flowers covering a large portion of the front yard of a house across from the river.




The river was so still that day

I don't know the name of the flowers below, but they bring back memories.  My cousins and I used to pick them and suck out the sweet nectar.  We did that with honeysuckle, too.  Did you notice the oranges on the tree in the picture?  We have lots of citrus trees here, and so much of it goes to waste.  A local charity group offers to pick the fruit and give it to food pantries, but I still see trees laden with fruit that never gets picked. (sad face)


We were blessed to see a Great Blue that day, too.  He was so close and sat so still.  I was thankful to get such a good picture with my camera phone.


What are you thankful for this week?  Do you find joy in flowers, too?


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17 comments:

  1. Yes, I love flowers too. I especially love the red ones on your page. In my neck of the woods, we have eight inches of snow today. So enjoy your warmth and flowers. I am grateful for the changing seasons, so much to appreciate during each time period.

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    1. You are right...there is joy and beauty in every season. Our focus and gratitude make all the difference.
      Blessings,
      GG

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  2. I love flowers too and beautiful weather. We moved from Ohio to California this summer and I am LOVING this "winter" It is so nice to feel warm and not cold. I thought I would miss the snow and I did a little, but I am so happy for sunny days and cool breezes. It is beautiful here in LA.

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    1. It is beautiful in California. I fell in love with the warmth and beauty of the southern part of your state, too. What a blessing to live there.Thanks for stopping by today.
      GG

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  3. Absolutely! We live in northern Arizona, but little purple flowers have bloomed, and the daffodils have started pushing up (of course, it snowed on Monday ;)). Birds also make me happy! I love God's creation.

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    1. I would love to visit Arizona...so much beauty, I've heard. Daffodils are one of my favorite bulb-type flowers. There is so much joy in all G-d has given us.
      Blessings,
      GG

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  4. I wow! I would be thankful for the flowers too! We're covered in piles of snow here in Ohio, but I am fan of snow. I think it's pretty, so I don't mine :)

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    1. Natalie - we can find joy in every kind of weather.
      Blessings,
      GG

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  5. Every so often I realise that I am not taking the time to enjoy God's nature as I should and then my husband and I will enjoy a long walk just looking around us for the beauty there is to find.

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    1. You are right. A long walk, looking at and enjoying nature is good medicine.
      Blessings,
      GG

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  6. Beautiful! My birthday is in February & the first 2 pics are 2 of my favourite flowers. And where I live is full of Great Blue Herons!

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    1. Happy birthday, Sherrill. The birds and flowers are His gifts to enjoy. We just have to take the time to do it.
      Blessings,
      GG

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  7. I'm glad that I happened onto your post at Spiritual Sundays linkup. Clicked on it because of the beautiful flower picture. Yes, I love flowers! Thank you for the pictures. Right now, I'm thankful for the beauty around me, which is snow!

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    1. Welcome to Gail-Friends, Rosemary. So glad to meet another flower lover. Enjoy that snow...it will be gone soon. I enjoy seeing photos of it on other's blogs. There is beauty in all of G-d's creation.
      Come back soon,
      GG

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  8. Wonderful photos! Made me smile and filled with rejoicing. Thank you so much!

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  9. So lovely! You can't beat nature's beauty. :)

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  10. I am thankful for a mother who left us a godly legacy!

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