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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thursday, 21 August 2008: Thankful Thursday


I am hurriedly joining this Thankful Thursday initiated by Rhondi. I am celebrating the bevy of bright orange clivias which are budding extravagantly in my garden to announce that spring is just around the corner. And I am thankful that in this busy, busier, busiest day I have had these few minutes to stop, consider, post a pic and enjoy these blazing orange beauties amidst their shiny green leaves.

17 comments:

pammiejo said...

Seems so strange for someone to talk about heading into Spring when over here we are heading into Fall - we're getting tastes of the lower temperatures, rainy type of weather that puts a taste of Fall into the air. Actually, we're grateful for the 80 degee temps we're having versus the usual August temperatures of 100s. I'd like to be looking forward to Spring again - it is my favorite season but Fall is my second!

willow said...

Lovely picture of your blazing beauties! :)

Rhondi said...

Hi Eleanor
I'm glad you've joined us. It's only 10 in the morning here so our Thursday is just beginning!
That is a beautiful photo. Hope you're having a good day.
Hugs, Rhondi

Tracy said...

Hi, again, Eleanor! Such fun to see you've joined in on Thankful Thursday too! :o) Your firey flowers are gorgeous...have nere seen those before! Wishing you a beautiful day ((HUGS))

KarenHarveyCox said...

Happy Thankful Thursday Eleanor. These are so beautiful, no wonder you feel thankful for that beautiful burst of orange. Hope you have a lovely day. Karen

Mother Nature said...

I'm thankful for your beautiful blog.

Jane Marie said...

How nice that your spring is just beginning. It will be fun to follow along with you as we are in winter and we will relive our summer here through you!
Your flowers are beautiful and the colors so bright!

Chris said...

Great to meet you, Eleanor! You have such a beautiful garden!

I'm off to happily explore your blog.

Kelli said...

How beautiful! Such a bright color!
~Kelli

hip chick said...

Oh my what beautiful flowers. We don't have anything like that over here in Hip-Ville

Carrie said...

These are such beautiful exotic flowers.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I just love spring ! Your flowers are so pretty and vibrant . I wish it were turning spring here instead of autumn . Can you tell I am a spring person ?
Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog about my grandson .

Ms.Daisy said...

Eleanor,
Such a gorgeous color! We are heading into Fall here but that is okay I find something in all seasons to like! (Cozy flannels in winter?) LOL!:-)

I have an award for you on my post --- if you want to and have the time?

Hugs,
Jean

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Being on the other side of the world, all of your posts about the seasons sound so exotic to me! Even your flowers seem beautifully unusual.

We are all anticipating autumn here!

Max-e said...

Hi Eleanor, thanks for stopping at my site and leaving your comments.
Browsing through your site has also taken me down memory lane. I grew up at Warmbaths (or should I know say Bela Bela) - and those birds in your side bar bring back many memories - the only one missing is the hornbill

Lavinia said...

"These blazing orange beauties"....they are beautiful indeed.

Betty said...

Eleanor,
Beautiful Clivia blossoms....I'm thankful that God has given me the ability to be thankful...I hope I never lose it....always a pleasure to drop by to visit with you....Betty