Thursday, February 23, 2012


"Unique geological phenomenon known as Danxia landform can be observed in several places in China. This example is located in Zhangye, Province of Gansu. The color is the result of an accumulation for millions of years of red sandstone and other rocks."
This is another email attachment I received and do not know who to attribute the photo to. I hope I do not offend whomever has taken this wonderful group of photos that I received by posting but somehow a very artistic group has reached my email and I feel like sharing with those of you who have not seen them. Sometimes, as with lots of "forwards" they make the rounds and everyone sees them. I hope I do not bore you with this.

Isn't nature amazing? The things that are here on earth right in front of us are almost as amazing as something that is created digitally for a movie. Photos like this make me think of movies like Avatar, where the colors were so brilliant.

How grateful I am this Thursday to have eyes. It seems like such a simple thing that many people take for granted and don't acknowledge every day. But what would my (your) world be like if you could not see? Think of all the ways that eyesight impacts so many aspects of your life. It makes me think of gardening, driving, sewing, crocheting, painting, eating, dressing, writing, and on and on,.

It is a powerful thing to acknowledge things that we so often take advantage of. I have been listing 5 things each day and sharing them with my friend in Queensland. Some days it is a struggle to think of 5 things, believe me. But, if I concentrate on the small things in my life that might not be there, it is a lot easier. I am taking time this Thursday to be Thankful. For you, for me, for all the small intricacies in life that make up the whole. And the beauty that they all provide to the universe and to each person individually.



  1. sounds like a great exercise...and would probably help for me to focus on thankfulness...smiles...thanks for the emails...back to you soon...

  2. Nice post. So important to be thankful for the everyday things that we take for granted.

  3. Beautiful photo. And how right you are. There is so much to be thankful for.


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