Thursday, November 28, 2013

giving thanks


Grateful for flowers & snow, kittens & mittens, books & tea, oranges & toast, home & family. And you dear friends, I am grateful for you.

Wilbur looked up. At the top of the doorway three small webs were being constructed. On each web, working busily was one of Charlotte's daughters. 

"Can I take this to mean," asked Wilbur, "that you have definitely decided to live here in the barn cellar, and that I am going to have three friends?"
     
"You can indeed," said the spiders.

                                                                       from Charlotte's Web, E.B. White


37 comments:

  1. Aw, Jen… Sorry, Jane. This fickle reader might have just found her other favorite gratitude post!!!

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  2. Hello Jen, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Even though I am not partial to snow, that is a lovely picture. I love the juxtaposition of two kinds of falling water.
    --Jim

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    1. I wonder if you miss/think of Thanksgiving?

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    2. Thanksgiving was and is one of my top favorite holidays; I like the idea behind it as well as the trappings. This year, however, I was not able to muster much of a celebration, aside from some cranberry steamed buns.

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  3. The snow looks beautiful Jen! Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Madelief x

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! What a great scenery outside, the snow looks magical!

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving Jen.Keep warm!

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    1. Thanks Anne. I should learn to knit.

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  6. Beautiful photo of winter ! Happy Thanksgiving !

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  7. I'm with Shelley, this is a perfect gratitude post.

    So happy to be living in your basement.

    xo j

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  8. happy thanksgiving, I hope you have a wonderful time xoxo

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  9. This made me cry...I agree, this was especially special. xo

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. I'm glad we found each other this year!

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  10. Dear Jen... Just lovely. So thankful for you and your generous nature, your soulful views and your artistic spirit. You share your art and words straight from the heart. What a wonderful universe we have here... far away, but yet so near. Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours! Susan

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    1. What a sweetheart you are, Susan. xo

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  11. Wonderful photo. HappyThanksgiving to you and yours, Jen.

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  12. Happ Thanksgiving to you. (I just dicovered your bloga dn have already added you to my Bloglovin' feed. All I've seen is soulful and lovely.)

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  13. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Jen.

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  15. Oh you got snow, how wonderful. I can see the waterfall in the background, it's magical, Norman Rockwell could not have come up with a better image. Hope it was all magical dear Jen.

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  16. What a contrast; landscape of your previous post and this!
    And what charming phrases from Charlotte's Web!
    Thank you so much.

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  17. Beautiful words of gratitude and the sketch is brilliant

    Helen

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    1. Helen, that's a photo. Wish it was a sketch!

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  18. I do not know the story but it sounds caring. The photo with the snow it adorable! Christa

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  19. Always happy to return to Charlotte's Web (which I've been able to do three times in the last two years!). Another reason having kids is wonderful. xx

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