November 18, 2018



Each day brings surprises.

I have to work harder in order to attract positive ones.

I continue to run, run and run.



If it weren't for the relentless cold not to mention lack of sun it still looks like Novmber here. Although the sun did make a cameo appearance this morning. The little snow we've had refused to stick, which is fine by me, I'm still putting away summer clothes. Done counting ballots In FL are they?


Nice to see that you have some color. We are barren and brown! A lot of gray skies and dreary weather. Winter in Kentucky! Thanks for linking up today.

MaryBeth Schwartz

Great shots---all. Love the froggie


Pretty Autumn scenes. Maybe the Robins are saying Winter will be short, and Spring will be early!
Lea in Mississippi

Lavender Dreamer

There are those Robins! Hope they have their bags packed to travel South with you! It's gorgeous weather down here this week! Sweet hugs, Diane


Love the gratitude poem. So beautiful and so true. You still have frogs near the stream! What a treat! All of our are hibernating here.

Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

Thanks for being so patient with me while I was on a holiday break! I LOVE having you share your blog with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'!

Michelle Banks

I love your blue skies Sallie.....Michelle

David Gascoigne

A poem filled with truisms, Sallie. Gratitude is indeed a worthy emotion. I suppose it does no harm to have a specific day to celebrate it, but clichéd though this is, we should exhibit gratitude every day. And there is so much to be grateful for, not the least of which are those beautiful colours on the trees you show us in your photographs. I am grateful also for good friends like you as a result of this democratic blogging world we now inhabit, friends we will likely never meet, but real friends nonetheless.


Lovely photos. It's nice to see photos from a different season than I am experiencing here in NZ. We are having the strangest weather for this time of year.


Wonderful photos of the fauna and flora around you.
Have a lovely weekend

Eileen Wise

Hello, wonderful variety of birds and critters. I love seeing the Robins and the cute frog. The fall colors are gorgeous. I love your new surroundings. The poem is lovely. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!

riitta k

Wonderful mid-November views. Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure

The colours are still lovely and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Have a great weekend.

Jim, Sydney, Australia

Great shots

Tanza Erlambang

wonderful series of autumn photos.
happy thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving!

betty - NZ

Isn't nature wonderful! What fabulous images of things great and small :)

Joe Todd

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Sallie and thank you for this beautiful poem !

Linda in Virginia

Nice autumn scenes. Yes, gratitude is healthy!

nancy chan

A grateful heart is a happy heart. Beautiful scenery and critters.

Mary Howell Cromer

Happy Thanksgiving Blessings to you and yours Sallie~

bill burke

Beautiful photos Sallie. A Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Linda Brown

And you have some WONDERFUL BIRD PHOTOS!!!


beautiful fall colors there in eugene, the center of the mosaic is gorgeous!! your mallard image is quite creative...and those robins always seem confused, even here!!

happy thanksgiving sallie, i am thankful for your friendship!!!


Hello! Lovely post!


Wonderful sentiments and happy thanksgiving!!!


I love the birds and trees, and John O'Donahue!

handmade by amalia

Great photos! I especially liked the ones of the frog. I haven't seen a frog in ages. And there is always a chance that it is a prince in disguise.

Phil Slade

I think those Robins all together like that are telling you that winter is on the way. Fresh in from Canada I would think. Interesting that you have frogs though.

Bob Bushell

Superb shots Sallie, nature at its best.

Lady Fi

Beautiful shots! Wishing you and yours a lovely Thanksgiving.

Hildred Finch

John O'Donahue says it all, - and so eloquently.


There's so much to observe in nature; it's never boring. Love the sights you've shared with us. Happy Thanksgiving.

Life Images by Jill

even in the midst of winter there are moments where we can have gratitude every day. It is late spring here, and the roses are blooming. Have a beautiful week.


Beautiful post Sallie. Happy Thanksgiving to you all :)

Su-sieee! Mac

That poet knew what he was talking about. It speaks to my heart. So do the robins and frogs (ribbet). 2 or 3 weeks ago a robin couple flew onto our shed's roof. Surprised me no end. I asked what they were still doing here. I guess they don't speak to strangers. :-) Hugs to you, Sallie. Happy Thanksgiving!


Wishing you a joyous Thanksgiving!


This looks like Northern Californis (except for the smokey skies right now). Great captures of the cute frog, duck, and mushrooms. Yes,it's getting close to thanksgiving. As in O'Danahue's poem, gratitude changes our view on things! Thank you for being a part of All Seasons and have a great Thanksgiving!


So that's where the Robins go in winter! Great photos. I love the duck through the red berry stems.


This is a nice series of collages! And you've certainly captured the essence of the season. It is cooling off nicely here in Ocala and we're grateful for that. Thanks also for your kind comments, Sallie. It is wonderful to see your blog up and running and in great shape as usuall!

BTW we have a lot of little slimeu green frogs here and they can get in the house through the smallest of openings. The cats usually find them quickly,, though!

Take good care; it is so good to hear from you and to know that you're doing well! Best wishes to you!


What a lovely poem. Thank you for sharing!


Your trails look lovely, Sallie! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

William Kendall

Beautiful captures!

Here we have snow on the ground, and it may stay for the duration.

A ShutterBug Explores

Delightful photos for the Thanksgiving season ~ Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)


We do have a lot to be thankful for!
I love the beautiful Autumn color, and it is wonderful to see the Robins.
Have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving!


I have never seen so many robins in one place. I only ever see two at any one time. More than that and they are chased away.


Great post. As I get older I’m discovering that an attitude of gratitude has physical, mental, and spiritual benefits.

ellen b.

Wonderful mosaics, Sallie. I really enjoyed the poem, too.
A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


Happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful we are friends.

Penelope Puddlisms

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Sallie. The poem speaks the truth. Yet gratitude is an attitude that can be tricky to achieve. A million things are going wrong in this world but a million things are also going right in the minds that focus on giving thanks daily.

Eileen Wise

Hello, looks like a great place a walk with nature. It is a surprise to see the frogs. Love the robins. I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving week. Happy Monday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!


Lovely post and it looks like you have moved to a pretty spot. Have a good week Diane

riitta k

I love your first mosaic. Happy thanksgiving week & MM.


Sallie - yes, surprising to see robins and frogs out and about at this time of year! We are having blue skies but quite cold. I am good with that - it should be cold for Thanksgiving! Your poem this week is spot on. I re-read it, thinking I could pick a line that really stands out for me, but I love it all! Thanks for this contribution to Mosaic Monday this week!

Amy Franks

oh you have frogs coming out - awesome. Do you know what the name of that fungus is growing out of the tree?


Happy Thanksgiving. Love, Pat and Jo

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