Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Outside My Other Door........

Last week I wrote about how the simple act of picking up my camera and taking photographs in my backyard lifted my spirits and reminded me that the simplest things can bring the greatest joy.

The next day I went to my studio and delighted in seeing our little "backyard" in a display of seasonal disarray. I was reminded of how lucky I am to have this space....... but it is only one of many things I am grateful for this Thanksgiving.

The love and support of my husband, the health and happiness of my children, and friends that put up with not hearing from me for months, are high on the list of things I am grateful for.

I have said it before and I know I will say it again, but I am thrilled beyond words to be able to do work I love and I appreciate all of you who take the time to read my blog and cheer me on when I need it most. Thank you!

In the spirit of this much loved American holiday I want to remind everyone to take a moment to notice the simple things that bring you joy and show those you love how much they mean to you. I like to think that this is what Thanksgiving is all about. It's not just a day to mark the beginning of the holiday shopping season. The whole "Black Friday", shopping at midnight thing is disturbing....but don't get me started.........(remember Dianne, focus on what is good).

So before the celebrations begin, I would like to wish everyone (even if you are not celebrating Thanksgiving) a day filled with love and good food!



  1. Dianne--your post reminds me of that section of Aaron Copeland's "Appalachian Spring": "Simple Gifts." As I look out my back windows today, the sheer abundance of rich autumn color fills me with joy. Visuals: always something to celebrate.

  2. Thank you Hannah! I love that - "Visuals: always something to celebrate" Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!