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PhotoHunt: Thankful

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This week's theme is "thankful."

There are so many things I'm thankful for, and it's been fun to count my blessings this week as I tried to figure out what to post for this theme. Family and friends, good health, my home, freedom to travel, faith hope and charity, Obama, my cats...

Then I got this classic old hymn in my head and decided to go in this direction:

"For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies..."

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Have a great weekend everyone and Happy PhotoHunting!

i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday; this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any--lifted from the no
of all nothing--human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

~e.e. cummings


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Comments (43)

Mar:

Stunning and beautiful shot!! and profound take on the theme. Happy hunting and happy weekend :)

What a wonderful take on the theme and a beautiful photograph. Happy weekend.

I love your take on the theme!
Your photo is so beautiful.
Happy weekend!

The theme came at the most opportune time as Lent begins. I think we have a lot to be thankful for and I'm very excited to see what fellow players come up with this week.

Enjoy your weekend.

liz:

Lovely photo. Like you I trawled through my head for something different to be thankful for because I thought everyone would have children or families and I find very few do!

Beautiful photo and words, Annie.

What a wonderful shot. I love the ee cummings poem. Happy weekend

Marcia:

That's quite lovely, both the picture and the sentiment.

Pat:

Beautiful shot!!

Have a great weekend.

Eden:

Beautiful photo and such wonderful words. There really is a lot to be thankful for. Great take on the theme!

Gorgeous photo Annie!!

That's a wonderful photo. :)

i like the way u handled this theme.

Sue:

What a beautiful photo! Happy photo hunting :)

the sight of reeds bending in the breeze soothes my mind. :)

ann:

Beautiful Photo.. so much to be thankful for...

Annie, is that hymn the one that sings "Lord of all to thee we raise, this our song of grateful praise" I love that song!

Happy weekend!

Julie, yes it is. I love it too, it's one of my favorites! Annie

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, that is a stunning photo. The sky is really beautiful and you took it at such a great angle. I love your take on this week's theme! And those words are so beautiful too.

Very thoughtful post Annie. Have a great weekend!

YTSL:

Reading your entry, I got to realizing that this is a Photo Hunt theme that truly is full of wonderful possibilities... and what a lovely photo you've got for this week! :)

That's a beautiful way to be thankful. It's great to have an unpolluted environment to live in. :)

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Lovely, Annie! Thanks for sharing your sentiments and the photo.

A beautiful photo.

The hymn is a favorite of mine, as well.

Oh my this is a wonderful take on the theme. I do not remember this particular hymn, but, I am sure at one time I did learn it too.

Thanks for a wonderful share!!

http://shinade.blogspot.com/2009/02/thankful.html

Happy weekend,
Jackie:-)

It is very pretty entry and thanks for sharing. TC

I couldn't narrow it down either - there is just so much to be thankful for!

Great shot - there is so much motion in that picture.

Such a great choice! Lovely.

Have a great weekend.

Lynn:

Beautiful photo. The best things in life are free and we're thankful for that.

Anne:

Annie, thanks for this awesome, uplifting entry! I love that cumming poem, and your photo is absolutely stunning!! :)
Have a wonderful weekend!!

kaye:

love the shot. I'd like to stand out in the wind on the prairie, my hair in braids, a full skirt and twirl with the wind.

This is wonderful and inspiring.

Lene:

This photo is beautiful I love the blue color :)

Have a nice weekend :)

Really gorgeous photo that captures this theme so nicely. . .

My post is up at:

http://beingchronicallyillisapill.blogspot.com/2009/02/photohunt-saturday-thankful.html

Happy Photo Hunt!

June:

Very nice take on the theme!

sheri:

Annie, great take on the theme. That is one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen!

Beautiful photo and take on the theme this week!

We sing 'For the beauty...' very often at church. It's a very nice hymn.

I liked your post very much, hope you have time to drop by!

I love the way the grass is silhouetted against the sky.

What beautiful blues you captured in that sky - lovely photo and lovely sentiments.

If you have time, please visit my photo hunt this week.
JyLnC's Photo Hunt

Lovely photo and words, Annie. Just what I needed as I get back to my everyday life.

sandrac:

Annie, what a fantastic poem. And a beautiful photo.

I'm afraid that I don't stop often enough to really think about how many blessings I have to be thankful for.

Thanks for the reminder!

a great poem to go with the pic

Thanks so much everyone. I forgot to say that I'm thankful for all of you! I really appreciate all the wonderful comments.

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