Sunday Thoughts ~ June 9, 2019

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.” ~Maya Angelou
Good morning, dear friends.  I don’t know about you, but I try to count my blessings every day.  Being sincerely grateful for the blessings in my life seems to make me appreciate them all the more.  I believe we all are grateful for those we love, friends as well as family.  These loving people bless my life daily.  And, have for too many years to count.  But, along with them, there are many other things I am grateful for as well.  Namely, our dear home…
and our beloved garden.

“I hope someday to meet God because I want to thank Him for the flowers.” ~ Robert Brault

Oriental Lily ~ Casablanca, Summer 2018

The early morning and evening are the sweetest times in our garden.  With the fragrance of the honeysuckle, jasmine and the Casablanca lilies drifting along in the air, inviting us to stay awhile and enjoy.  Truly, a blessing.  I hope you are blessed with a garden or perhaps, a beautiful view you love from a special place in your home.  

Poppies from France.  Summer, 2018

For each of us, our blessings will be different.  But, our recognition and gratefulness for these blessings are what makes them such a lovely gift. 


Wishing you and yours a beautiful and peaceful day.  


Listen closely so you can ~ “Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.” ~ Rumi






Images:  M.S. Lambiotte










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14 Comments on "Sunday Thoughts ~ June 9, 2019"

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Your garden looks wonderful,a real blessing!My parents always love gardening so I grew up with roses,daisies,ixorias,impatients and lots of plants and trees.My loved aunts also love gardening so I think my gardening love is a genetic inheritance!Maybe I am repetitive,but it is a pleasure visiting your blog!Your flowers made me smile!Have a blessed Sunday!

Pam Richardson

Sandra, thank you for these lovely thoughts and gorgeous photos from your garden. Michael did an outstanding job as photographer! My beloved Mother always said gratitude will change attitude. Have a most wonderful weekend❤️

Rita C at Panoply

What beautiful specimens in your garden, Sandra! Thank you for sharing, and have a wonderful Sunday.

Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

Your garden is looking lovely. Mine is doing well for it’s second year. Have a wonderful day.

Brenda @ It\'s A Beautiful Life

Sandra, Your garden is lovely. What a beautiful Casablanca lily. And such pretty pompoms your French poppies make.

Thank you for turning our thoughts towards gratitude on this warm summery morning. So, so much to be grateful for. Happy Sunday! xox Brenda


Your photos are gorgeous. You don’t need to use webbies ever, when you can take wonderful images like that! And I love your garden It’s simply beautiful. what a lovely haven. I can see why you are grateful — I’m grateful you shared these with us.

bonnie morgan

Thank you for the lovely images of your garden. Just beautiful!
I like you am grateful for virtual friends. I hear your heart speak through your thankfulness and beauty you share.