Love, Gratitude, and Friendship


Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love that we don’t give presents, only our presence.

In lieu of my usual post, I invite you into my secret garden


These are some fall photos of my yard, taken on my ancient camera.


The last brave roses are still in bloom


And the grape vines are really this ridiculous, glorious color!


Of course, this wonderfall color has submitted to the rain.


When the leaves fall, many of the trees are covered in silver moss that looks like snow


And my doorbell. Did I mention that dragons live here?
(Ignore the cobwebs. Β Clearly, spiders live here too).


May your day, wherever you are in the world, grow a peaceful garden of love, gratitude, and friendship.

Happy Thanksgiving

I’m travelingΒ for a few days. See you soon.

180 thoughts on “Love, Gratitude, and Friendship

  1. joediggs4 says:

    These are beautiful

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  2. Eugenia says:

    Your garden is lovely. Thank you for the follow and it’s good to meet you.

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  3. Steph McCoy says:

    Your garden is divine.

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  4. Stunning colours

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  5. applebitsblog says:

    I love the colors! I wish I was there.. ❀️

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  6. Surrounded by beauty. What a lovely holiday post, Diana. Sorry I missed it. Hope you enjoyed the holiday. ❀️

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  7. Blown away by the colours in your corner of the world. Stunning. What a hidden treasure. Happy belated Thanksgiving!

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  8. That is a heavenly little spot you have there, Diana — certainly the kind of place I myself aspire to live.

    And I agree: Thanksgiving is the best — no pressure other than to eat, drink, and be merry! Hope yours was a happy one!

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  9. What a lovely garden. I would love to spend my day ambling around your ancient garden.

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  10. Tosha says:

    Wow! What a fabulous garden. No wonder that dragons live there!

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    • Thanks for taking a peek, Tosha. There are lots of dragons around here, some hanging in those trees. Now the forest is wet and gray and waiting for snow. Have a magical day πŸ™‚


  11. Helen Jones says:

    Wow! These photos are just glorious, the colours are magnificent. Lucky you, to live in such a wonderful place. And while I’m not a huge fan of spiders, I do really like dragons. Hope you had a lovely thanksgiving x

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  12. Wow gorgeous garden and wishes. Thanks for sharing xx

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  13. Wow. The autumn trees are stunning but the grape vines… Nice shot! Everything there is magical and beautiful. Most beautiful of all, as you said, is that this holiday isn’t a time for gifts but for being with each other and expressing our gratitude. (Something we should all do a bit more often.) ❀

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  14. Alok Singhal says:

    Such amazing colors, reminds me of my long trip to North last month πŸ™‚

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  15. Sacha Black says:

    What THE FFFFFFFF???? That’s your garden? It’s like a magical fairy fantasy wonderland no wonder you’re a writer! Even the least imaginative couldn’t help but be inspired there! Magical

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    • Ha. I live in a music box, Sacha. (With our share of spiders, owls, dragons, and other critters.) We had great color this year. Now hunkering down for 6 months of rain. πŸ™‚ Have a great week.


  16. SD Gates says:

    Amazing garden!!!! The colors are brilliant, and it seems so serene and secluded. I especially love the doorbell!!!!!!!

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  17. K'lee L. says:

    Excellent post. Reminds me of our Botanical Garden here in San Francisco, only more intimate. Well done, Diana.

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  18. So beautifully written and a wonderfully positive and inspiring post and so beautiful presentation loved all the pictures. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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