A Grateful Heart

Happy Friday to you, friends. It is yet another rainy day at our place. I'm not complaining about that, just making note of it as this is by far the wettest spring/beginning of summer I can remember. I have hardly used my clothes line for drying my laundry because of all the rain. And we are having a time getting our outbuildings painted between rain showers, too!

But there isn't any hurry, really, to get the painting done. Here a little, there a little, and we should be able to mark the task off of our summer to-do list before the snow flies. And rainy days often bring with them more time for knitting or sewing or reading. This week, we made play dough and had quite a good time exploring some squishy creativity.

And all of the rain has produced an abundance of green grass and beautiful wildflowers in the pasture. So today, along with snippets from my ongoing gratitude list, I have a few recent wildflower images to share with you. {smile}

Here are those wildflowers and some gratitude...

:: Playing outside. We have been spending a good deal of time in the out-of-doors, even with all of the rain. Going for walks, playing barnyard basketball, hooping, watching the birds, imagining shapes in the clouds. Doing chores, spending time with the animals.

I love a natural, simple approach to our days... especially during the summer when our family rhythm is a bit slower and more spontaneous. I am sure that limiting screen-time is a decision I will never regret!

:: A rescued peony. The other day, one of my goats chomped off one of my peony buds and dropped it on the ground. I decided to stick the bud in some water to see if it would bloom. It did!

:: My willing helper. Now that she has her driver's license, my girl is able to do errands occasionally. What a blessing it is! She and her brother are enjoying the freedom and responsibility of it, and they are proving themselves to be immensely helpful.

And how absolutely lovely that it is officially summer now. I am thankful for that, too!

Thank you for coming by my blog today, friends. I wish you a wonderful day where you are.


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