Positive thought for the day

pink skies at sunset in Arizona
My new back yard as the sun begins to set.

 “With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures, and some books, I live without envy.”  Lope de Vega


I found this quote in an email from the woman’s club I left behind at my old home. While I miss my friends back home, this thought made me smile. It’s exactly how I feel. I’m very content at home with my plants, wildlife, photos and books. 

Here are some of my new friends. I enjoyed meeting them other night when we barbecued. But the jojoba bushes weren’t quite as thrilled.


I saw three of these large birds circling overhead this morning. Can anyone tell me what kind of birds they are?

Speaking of birds, I’m excited about a bird feeder my son’s company is helping come to life. It uses AI to identify birds who visit your backyard. Here’s a link to find out more. The creator has raised more than $5.7 million. I guess there are a lot of us who want help bird watching!

What makes your life content? What simple pleasures make you happy?

5 thoughts on “Positive thought for the day

  1. Very beautiful backyard ! 🤗⚘ We enjoy birdwatching and we have a ‘pet’ Seagull who has come here for snacks since 2017.

    • Thank you! I miss my old backyard which was beautiful in a whole different style. I’ve never been to your area but would love to explore it. My aunt lived there when I was around 12-14 years old. She invited me to visit and I wish I would have taken her up on the invite.

      • Oh, that is interesting that your aunt lived in Newfoundland.
        It is a ruggedly beautiful place.
        The pool in your backyard looks so peaceful.
        You are blessed. 🤗

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