sharing summer snapshots as a means of expressing gratitude #1

As we bask in a fresh wave of summer heat and I consequently melt and wilt, remaining more tired than I want to be, I thought I might share a few small snippets with you over the next few weeks, instead of writing a lengthier post. Hooray, do I hear you say? 😏

Today’s snapshot of summer tanka arrived hot on the heels of celebrating a relative’s 50th wedding anniversary in June. It was a glorious day, hot enough to don a summer dress and with no draining humidity to make it unbearable. A rarity this year!

The event itself was held in a splendid house and garden and we were able to eat comfortably outside.  In the photo above you can get a glimpse of the window view I had while waiting for the celebratory lunch to take place. 😎

I praise God for the couple’s marvellous marriage (my brother-in-law law and his lovely wife) and the people it has impacted positively over the years, including me. I’m also beyond grateful for the help I was given and for being well enough to attend and enjoy it all!

It’s readyΒ 

a marquee
set up for celebration
it’s ready
we drink and feast within
an English country garden
Β© joylenton

 

12 thoughts on “sharing summer snapshots as a means of expressing gratitude #1

    • Indeed it is, Michael. I just wish mine was even half as large and glorious as this! But gardens do require a lot of work to keep them tidy and lovely to behold. I really enjoy the beautiful scenic shots you share of your own plot and neighbourhood. Thank you so much for the reblog! 😊❀

  1. Oh I agree with your friend Pastor Michael Moore, above: lovely indeed! The gardener heart in me is drawn to the gorgeous flowers and English Garden. However, the friend-heart in me is so drawn to the graciousness of your family that took care of you and helped you to be present at their celebration! What a blessed cause for gratitude. May those memories we cherish from fun times in the past, cause our hearts to overflow with so much gratitude. Love and Hugs to you my dear friend!

    • It was beautiful, Bettie. A real treat to be there for a few hours. I love your gardener and friend heart! And I also deeply appreciate the way it turns to gratitude at any given opportunity. You inspire me to stay thankful. Love and hugs to you, too, dear friend! xo πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ

    • You are so welcome, Laurie! I never tire of scenic views, local or otherwise. Especially as most of mine are discovered online or via books and magazines, making treats like this even more special and appreciated. Blessings on the tail end of your week, my friend. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ

    • Me, too, Rebecca! Mine is tiny and paltry in comparison to this. Yes, 50 years of marriage is definitely cause for celebration and praise. We’ve got a few years ahead of us to reach that milestone ourselves but I am so happy for my brother-in-law and his wife having achieved that honour. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ

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