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Welcome to austinagrodolce … My family and I garden with more intention and enthusiasm than allocated budget or overall design plan. It shows. Wildlife populations don't seem to notice our lack of cohesive design, they just like the native plants here. It seems by growing local we've thrown out a welcome mat. Occasionally, we're surprised at who (and what) shows up.



Thursday, November 27, 2014

Much has been given

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us; and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips and shows itself in deeds.
~ Theodore Roosevelt



I'm grateful for a lot today. The readers and writers here online (I sometimes think of all of us as "friends-in-our-heads") are certainly part of that.  You  enrich my experience as well as increase my sense of community, all while teaching me many lessons. Some of them are even about gardening.

Wherever you are today, I hope your celebration (or even your choice not to celebrate) is everything you wish it to be.  May your dressing be savory, your pies sweet, and your company heartwarming.   Happy Thanksgiving!

11 comments:

Tina said...

Wishing you joy on this and all days! So grateful to have discovered your lovely blog. I'm always impressed with your garden and other musings--beautiful, funny, and charming. Happy Thanksgiving!

TexasDeb said...

Tina: Thank you! I hope you and your family all have a lovely holiday.

Kris Peterson said...

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday, Deb!

Travis Heights Garden Mama said...

Here, here! I love the quote- it emphasizes not only the wonderful ness of what we have gotten but the idea that we should do something worthwhile with it! Have a wonderful holiday!

TexasDeb said...

Kris: Right back to you!

THGM: Thanks for dropping by - have a lovely holiday with your brood!

Cat said...

I'm thankful for your insight and thoughtful ways and words. It's always a pleasure to stop by here and discover along with you the wonders of this lovely place we call home. I hope you had a wonderful celebration with your family. Peace, Cat

TexasDeb said...

Cat: After taking a break it was your own posts in part that inspired me to get back to blogging again. Thanks for your kind wishes and I'm hoping your own celebration was everything your heart desired.

Pam/Digging said...

I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was full of good food with family and friends, Deb. Things are getting quieter in blogland as the holidays take more of our time, but I'm thankful too for the online gardening community and glad you're part of it.

TexasDeb said...

Pam: Thanks for the kind words. I was dog-sitting for the better part of three weeks and was a little surprised at how much energy it consumed caring for a puppy again. Gardening with a curious puppy around is tricky business!

Debra said...

Sorry for the late comment. I am so thankful for finding your blog. Love your amazing photos and gentle way of seeing the world.

TexasDeb said...

Debra: Please - no apology needed. Your comments are always deeply appreciated which applies with no time constraints.