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Is this one of your photos? Cuuuuute!


If you're referring to photos taken with my new camera, it's not. I took that ~ 2009, my first spring living here, when I realized I had a raccoon living in the large tree in front of the house .. and she was very curious about what I was doing!

 

I've always loved wildlife, like these turkeys who hung around for a while in north Jersey, for a couple of months:

 

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Is this one of your photos? Cuuuuute!


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I am grateful that despite man's destruction of wildlife habitat, in the endless desire for development, many animals have adapted to live around & among us! I love the birds & critters around me!

 

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I am grateful that despite man's destruction of wildlife habitat, in the endless desire for development, many animals have adapted to live around & among us! I love the birds & critters around me!

 

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I am grateful for wilderness. Visiting these wild places feeds my soul and calms my spirit. 

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Gratefulness can change your moment from sad to happy, and it can improve

the course of your health, too. Therefore, we created this thread as a place to post a message, proclamation, statement, exclamation about gratitude. What makes you grateful? For what are you thankful?

 

Me?  This morning, I am grateful to be able to fix a breakfast including fresh organic eggs from the henhouse. And toast. Ummmmm, actual toast. Plus coffee with chicory. Yuuuuuum! (Our camp breakfast yesterday was a few chocolate covered espresso beans, cold oatmeal with dried cranberries, sunflower seeds and walnuts. That was tasty, and it got us on the road likkety-split, but this morning, I know I'll enjoy those eggs. Which, by the way, contain 50% less fat and cholesterol than store bought, have zero-to-no chance of having been contaminated in shipping and are beyond fresh. Weeee!) 

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Total awesomeness! Congrats! And you look fabulous!


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I am (don't laugh) grateful that American Pharoah won the Haskell Invitational race at Monmouth Park yesterday! He's brought so much interest to the sport, it was nice that his last big race brought him up a notch from Triple Crown winner, to Grand Slam status .. and his owner is a NJ resident.

 

I was at the track with my women's group on Saturday; annual plans for "Ladies' Day" made months before the racing season, and there was much more excitement than usual. Our group sponsored a race, and yours truly got to hand the trophy to the winning jockey:

 

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I am (don't laugh) grateful that American Pharoah won the Haskell Invitational race at Monmouth Park yesterday! He's brought so much interest to the sport, it was nice that his last big race brought him up a notch from Triple Crown winner, to Grand Slam status .. and his owner is a NJ resident.

 

I was at the track with my women's group on Saturday; annual plans for "Ladies' Day" made months before the racing season, and there was much more excitement than usual. Our group sponsored a race, and yours truly got to hand the trophy to the winning jockey:

 

Congratulating NJFRW Race Trainer & Jockey.jpg

 

 


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@retiredtraveler wrote:

 "...I'm grateful for our national parks, our state parks, our bike trails and the time to enjoy them...".

 

  I'm hijacking the thread to say you have posted you're into hiking and outdoor activities. That's our motivation for maintaining health. You understand (it would appear) what it's like to do a hard hike and find yourself up at 8,000, 10,000, 12,000 or more feet with a view for 50+ miles. It's getting more difficult to do that, but we'll keep at it as long as we can.

   I'm grateful for continuing to be able to hike above treeline....


Ah, you would have enjoyed our hike yesterday. 12 miles above 10,000. And at the top? (or at least our turnaround) A bald eagle soaring over a pristine alpine lake with water so blue-green clear you'd think it glass.

 

And today I am grateful for getting that *&^% tent back in to the bag! (hee, hee), finding a great location for our next wee jaunt, and that the broken sprinkler valve that sent water down our driveway (but not before flooding 1/2 the chicken yard) broke a mere 60 minutes before we returned home, and not, as might have been, 3 days ago. So yay!

 

Besides all that, I'm grateful for beautiful forests, incredible rock outcrops, the Rocky Mountains in general, and the wisdom of our great nation to set aside lands for recreation and wildlife preservation.

 

 

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 "...I'm grateful for our national parks, our state parks, our bike trails and the time to enjoy them...".

 

  I'm hijacking the thread to say you have posted you're into hiking and outdoor activities. That's our motivation for maintaining health. You understand (it would appear) what it's like to do a hard hike and find yourself up at 8,000, 10,000, 12,000 or more feet with a view for 50+ miles. It's getting more difficult to do that, but we'll keep at it as long as we can.

   I'm grateful for continuing to be able to hike above treeline....


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I think I'm getting offline now too .. bad thunderstorm!


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