Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Today, the day before Thanksgiving, was a perfect day to spend some time on my balcony, drinking in all the sights, sounds and smells of a Fall nearly gone and Winter breathing down it's neck.

I watch birds soaring and dipping high in the thin, blue sky. I think for a moment that they are eagles but soon I realize, that's just buzzards. Plain, ugly buzzards searching with their keen sight for something to sustain them on the ground. Even plain, ugly buzzards have a grace and elegance in the air.

Ripples rise up on the far side of the pond and grow as they shimmer toward me. It's a flock of Mersanger ducks. They dive under water, splash each other, swim away. I watch with fascination. They are like children at play.

The golden trees shimmer in the breeze, trying desperately to hang onto the last of their gaily-colored attire. A leaf falls and then another.

Winter is on it's way. 

I am so thankful for God's guidance, His presents of nature, His presence in my heart. I am so thankful for family, friends and for each of you. 


  1. I felt I was there... Those buzzards are ugly. Thankfully, they’re gone from my corner until spring. I loathe the things; however, you are so correct that in flight they are far more elegant.

    Loved your beautiful descriptions.

  2. Your precious words came to life for me. Suddenly I was feeling the things you wrote on paper. My heart is full. Please be blessed on this glorious Thanksgiving and may God bless us all.

  3. So beautiful Latane, I felt like I was there with you....wish I could have been! Enjoy your time with your family tomorrow and I hope to see you this weekend!

  4. That was a lovely post!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Winter is on its way and I like it. I always enjoy the buzzards gliding through the air. Wishing you the best Thanksgiving.

  6. I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!

  7. We are so Thankful for our beautifly inspiring mother! Love you sooo much!

  8. Such a wonderful Thanksgiving post, Mom! Lovely description of your time on the balcony. Wonderful joys to be thankful for. I am truly thankful for you!


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