Sunday, November 24, 2013

Our Beautiful World Week 22 ~ Thanksgiving

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We don't really celebrate Thanksgiving at home, we usually go out for a meal or just make something simple at home.

 When I think of the word Thanksgiving, I think of the color orange and pumpkins.

I took a photo at the door front of Cracker Barrel 2 weeks ago when we drove to Zion National Park, did a bit of editing with Picmonkey.

Well, Thanksgiving supposed to remind us that we need to be grateful, and give thanks, as I was drafting this post, I wasn't in my best mood, so I thought I'll dig out some quotes to see if they will make me feel better...... and why not share them with you my friends.

"Think of all the beauty still left around  you and be happy."

~ Ann Frank

We did have a lot of natural beauties in this world, let's dig out some photos I took at Zion National Park....

{Zion National Park, November 2013}

Does it make me feel better? umm.... I don't think so, I still feel like s****

so I continue to look......

"If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again
I won't look any further than my own back yard.
Because if it isn't there,
I never really lost it to begin with."

~ L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

This one had me think and think and think ........
When I am sad and down, I always thought of New York City, the eight years I spent there were the most difficult time for me financially, but it was also the happiest time in my life as far as I can remember, when I am sad, the first thought is always - I miss the days in NYC, I miss the time where I can get up every morning and worry about nothing but money. When your biggest worry is money, you are having a good life. I miss my walk at west side highway, I miss the Hudson, I miss upper west side, I miss Lincoln center and The Juilliard School.... the list can go on and on as I miss my New York City.

{Flat Iron Building, NYC, May 2013}

Ok, I think I feel a teeny tiny bit better, not a whole lot, but better than feeling crappy, now I am going to look in my backyard to see if I can find my heart's desire there!

Thanks for letting me share....
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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Beautiful photos!! And HUGE hugs my friend!! I hope you feel better soon!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hope you feel better soon- thanks for this post with the pictures

Tieva-Design said...

I hope you feel better soon, thanks for showing the beautiful pictures.


Irene said...

Beautiful and stunning pictures Kirsty.

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous photos ... I'm sure one day you will be living back in NY ... I know what you are feeing and I am sending bug cyber hugs to you!

Unknown said...

I do hope your backyard is full of what you are looking for! Feel better my friend hugs to you!

Sue Lelli said...

Kirsty, Hope all is well in your world soon! LOVE both your photos. I don't think I have ever seen the flat iron building! WOW!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Ah my friend, I hope you found your hearts desire in the back yard ;-) I love that flat building. I am sending you a big fat hug and hope you feel better real soon.

Leovi said...

These photos are wonderful, I love pumpkins!

Lynnda said...

Oh no...this is not good...I hope you feel better soon...Lovely photos you shared here! hugs...x

sandi said...

Oh Kirsty, hope you're feeling better real soon my friend!
Fabulous photos.....TFS!

Sylvia said...

Love your photo's, Kirsty, especially the pumpkin! Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Audrey Pettit said...

My goodness, what is wrong, my friend? I hope you feel better soon!

Shahrul Niza said...

I do hope you feel much better ... big hugs!. As I was reading this, immediately I think of Paris and how Paris would lit your face :). I admire the old buildings of NYC, especially the flatiron. Great shot!

Again, thank you sooooo much for having me at OBW all these months :). Have a great week of giving thanks!. HUGS.

AppleApricot Wen said...

Oh dear, hope you feel way better now! I had to chuckle though, because I sound just like that when I'm grumpy. Beautiful pumpkins photo and love love Zion National Park, it's so beautiful there! Big hug to you

Contagiously Crafty said...

I hope you are feeling a little less in the funk. Holidays are a funny time of year- expectations for cheer and togetherness and yet sometimes the busyness just breeds a certain sad, loneliness. It, too, will pass. Lovely pictures though!