October 28, 2010


I'm thankful that we were able to go for a family picnic during the weekend. It was rather a spontaneous decision but it worked alright for all of us.

I'm thankful for marrying a family-man who does not only understand the value and importance of spending quality time with our children but also takes delight in it.

I'm thankful for my children who has learned to find contentment in simple things and appreciate the beauty of nature and respect it.

I'm thankful for public parks and places where we can enjoy relaxing time watching birds flying by and feeding fish in the lake.

I'm thankful that amid busyness and mounting concerns, I'm not only staying sane but also having peace within.

Only God can give me these things so my thanksgiving is for Him!

This is my entry for the following memes:
Count your blessings with other thankful ladies here.
More watery views to wet your eyes here.
 Watch the sky around the world here.

Camera Critters
More lovely creatures here.


Christine said...

I love it, Ruth! What a pretty place to have a picnic! I definitely share your sentiments about husband and family.

Blessings to you,

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow. So many wonderful shots in your post! I'm not sure which one I like best - the up close shot of the birds taking off or the fish frenzy.

mARTy said...

so many birds up in the air-unbelievable!

munchesmom said...

Incredible photos & an amazing list of thanks! Ditto to your thanks for your family-man husband. I have one, too & he is truly a blessing!

Anonymous said...


Oh, this post as well as the photographs you took was simply beautiful! I liked how you used your phtography to show the things that you are thankful for.

Also, the park where you had your picnic looked lovely! I LOVE nature parks with trees, grass, and little lakes. :)

Blessings to you and your family,

-Lady Rose

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

These photos are spectacular!
The second caption, about your husband...is simply beautiful. GOD BLESS YOU BOTH.
Your family is so full of joy and goodness...you are an inspiration to us all!
Thanks for sharing in this meme when you are so busy.

Patricia said...

Beautiful pictures. Looks so peaceful.

Mrs. Santos said...

Beautiful pictures...especially of the fish. I am sorry about your mounting concerns. I will pray for you. Remember that in addition to the commandment to be still...is Fear Not, for I am with you, says the LORD. (we also have mounting concerns over here. God is good. He wants to do the impossible in our lives.)

purethoughts said...

i love it, ate ruth!!=)

Michelle said...

I also thank God I married a family man who adores his family.

J Bar said...

Sydney - City and Suburbs

The Write Girl said...

I love the gratitude and reflection in your words. Your photos are beautiful. I love the photo of the birds flying most of all. Thanks for sharing!

Luna Miranda said...

a thankful heart reaps heavenly blessings. beautiful thoughts and photos.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work

Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

Regards, Bram

My SkyWatch on WordPress

Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 16

Anonymous said...

Great variety of shots! Love that sky!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Great memories. I especially like the action shots of the birds taking flight and the fish skimming through the water. Thanks for sharing.
Su-sieee! Mac
This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos and post. I am thankful for the birds I like to watch.

Snap said...

This beautiful spot looks like a great place for a family to visit and enjoy the outdoors and the wildlife.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shots.


Anonymous said...

Fabulous bird shots! Love that last one and the one with the sky full of birds!

Denise said...

What a fabulous post Ruth. All your photos were so enjoyable, you have a lovely family and a sunny, positive attitude which is great to see.