Thursday, April 28, 2011

No leaves, yet



This could almost be a fall picture except that I took it this afternoon.  It's the end of April.  We are having a very late spring but no tornadoes or violent storms, thank goodness. My heart goes out to those experiencing enormous loss and devastation.  The fact of the matter is that we never know when tragedy might strike.  We tend to believe that it will happen to someone else but in the blink of an eye it can happen to us.

Practicing gratitude helps us through our darker days.



Dr. Tom Costa says, "You cannot be grateful and unhappy at the same time!"  Try it and see if it's true.

I'm grateful for all the beautiful skies that show up around the world on SkyWatch Friday.

10 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful and very true post, Loran! And your skies are gorgeous! Things have been a bit tough here lately and yet I still have so much to be grateful for and it is indeed hard to be unhappy at the same time! So, thanks for the reminder and the gorgeous sky -- even with the still bare trees! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Gaelyn said...

Thanks for the reminder.

Jingle said...

beautiful weekend reflections.

Jingle said...

beautiful weekend reflections.

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Esther Garvi said...

Gratitude makes all the difference in the world and only enhances the beauty around us! Thanks for sharing both your beautiful views and your gratitude! :-)
Warmest greetings from Africa,
Esther

jeannette said...

That sky is a great background for the tree without leaves:) Yes, whe we have a roof above us and food on the table, we have a LOT to be thankful for!

Lisa Wilson said...

Beautiful photos and words. We don't have any leaves either. As a matter of fact, we have a new layer of snow. I'm ready for spring and summer!

PPI said...

Glad you guys were there to take pictures and also be with what has grown to be practically your extended family. I just love these pictures. Really very beautiful pictures.

flv editor said...

I think you people had done great job. I love the pictures you have taken. It is totally natural. Thanks for sharing such pictures with us!