Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

 

The theme for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Thankful.  My gut instinct is that I am thankful for my family.  We have had a tough couple of years but we are still a strong family and there for each other.  How to represent my family  without showing a family portrait so I decided to use photographs to represent all the happy memories I have and to show the passing of time by using old photograph albums and up to date PC folders of photographs.

I am also very thankful  for my health particularly my eyesight which given the amount of reading I do, particularly about gardening and horticulture, is very important to me.  I can’t imagine not being able to read. I also do a lot of sewing and knitting which needs good eyesight and then there is the garden – I can’t imagine not being able to see my garden.

 

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About Helen Johnstone

I live in Malvern, Worcestershire and am a very keen gardener. I started the Patient Gardener Blog in January 2008 as a way of recording what was happening in my garden and connecting with other like-minded people. I started a second blog PatientGardener 365 January 2013 in order to try and post a photo a day to capture what is growing in my garden or places I have visited
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17 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

  1. I’m with you on the imagine not being able to read. An audio book would be OK, but never the same as reading!

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  3. I can’t imagine not being able to read. I would desperately miss my books – and roaming the internet as well, I guess. I know I can find any book in my library with my eyes closed, but that wouldn’t matter if I were unable to read it. (And having somebody else’s voice reading a book somehow decreases the intimacy between author and reader.)

    As for family, I’ve only recently realised just how important it is to me. Fortunately this realisation came during my father’s illness, so I prioritised being there during his last time so I had the privilege to help him through the last days when we all knew the end was near. And it has meant that I do make more of an effort to call my Mum, visit her, speak to my brothers, and I guess it has even lead to me spending more time with my Mother-in-law. Families are at times aggravating and enerving, but they are never the less a ressource to be cherished – and to be thankful for.

  4. Holleygarden says:

    Very good things to be thankful for. My family has gone through several rough patches, too, but we are fine now, and I am very thankful for each one of them. My eyes have some problems, and I realize how special they are to me. I guess I should be thankful for being able to see the weeds!

  5. Anna B says:

    Such a lovely post and I too feel thankful for family and health, they are the most important things in life.

  6. Yvonne Ryan says:

    I have sent most of my beautiful albums for safe keeping to no 3 daughters until we have a ‘home’ for them – then probably too small! All recent photos are on the computer (thousands!!) Then one wet weekend discovered even more unsorted photos so spent even more hours sorting! No 3 daughter gave me for my birthday yesterday a 400 digital Grab One present to put 400 photos on digital – so managed to extend date and will spend some of Jan resorting 400 to get digitised. Others are all off away packed! I HATE SHIFTING! At least we now have a little, bit neglected, 2 1/2 bedroom home to go to in Whangaparoa – 1/2 hour north of Auckland – a peninsula e/w with beaches both sides. Depending on tide and wind can choose where to swim! Very pretty newish area. Very popular for retirement villages – quite posh – but we have a stand alone – much more me. The trouble with retirement villages – there are too many old people in them – not mixed populations! Despite the fact that my no 1 daughter said to me the other night ‘ You realize you are old Mum” Maybe but ‘Have fun and stay young’ I can’t be that old if I can dress up as a Christmas Fairy and be the Samba Queen in Rio and still do Zumba (badly)! So There!!

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  8. Jane says:

    I like the creative way you show your photographs…the old, and how we preserve these in the digital age for our future families….

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  10. Lots of wonderful thinks to be thankful for Helen. The tapestry looks fascinating.

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  16. eof737 says:

    ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪May your week ahead be filled with thankful moments! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜”

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