We’ve been talking about thankfulness this month — I know, such a unique topic for November! But it’s important to have an attitude of gratitude. Not just generically, but purposefully. This week I’m especially thankful for freedom and peace in this part of the world. There’s so much tragedy and heartbreak in so many places, and here there is peace. Do we deserve it? Do we deserve any good thing more than another person does? Not because of how important we are, that’s for sure. But I’m thankful, all the same.
Today’s photos are a few I’ve taken from my kayak over the past few months. I shot a sequence of eight or ten photos as a great blue heron took off in front of me, and this one is my favorite!
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That same evening, we surprised a number of painted turtles sunning themselves on logs.
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Last Week on Inspy Romance
On Monday, Lindi Peterson enthused about holiday travel
On Tuesday, Valerie Comer pondered ‘I didn’t see it coming”
On Wednesday, Amy Anguish introduced us to fairy tales with Regina Rudd Merrick
On Thursday, Judith McNees invited us to listen to a chat with Ana Walters… and #giveaway
On Friday, Angela Ruth Strong shared once upon an audiobook… and #giveaway
On Saturday, Jan Thompson wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving
Next Week on Inspy Romance
Monday: Julie Carobini
Tuesday: Emily Conrad
Wednesday: Erin Stevenson Quint
Thursday: CLOSED for Thanksgiving
Friday: Tabitha Bouldin
Saturday: Merrillee Whren
I guess I didn’t take this photo from the kayak. This kaleidoscope of western swallowtails was “puddling” close to the edge of a mountain lake. Yes, kaleidoscope is the official name of a group of butterflies!
A Jilted Bride for the Cowboy (Sweet River Ranch 2) by Valerie Comer
Muskoka Holiday Morsels by Carolyn Miller
Not Until The End (Hope Springs 10) by Valerie M. Bodden
Puppy Love and Christmas Joy (Happiness in Hallburg 4) by Merrillee Whren
Bidding on a Second Chance (Christmas in Redemption Ridge 6) by Emily Conrad
I’d be remiss if I didn’t share one photo of a loon paddling along near my kayak at dusk. These are the moments when I let out a deep, long breath and simply absorb the peace that surrounds me. Whatever cares are pressing down have no meaning in this space. I can simply be.
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