That phrase "everyday miracles" comes from a book I read this week, which was recommended by Forest Poodles, one of the bloggers who participates in I Like Thursdays. A Shepherd's View, by James Rebanks, is the most delightful little book! It has beautiful photographs of a place I've never been, the Lake District in NW England, just beneath Scotland.
When it was recommended last week, I checked to see if it was available at my local library, and since it was, I went and checked it out. I liked everything about this book - the writing, the pictures, the way the author told us about an ancient way of life and the love these people have for their animals and the land.
The writer uses the phrase "everyday miracles" to describe watching all of the birds that nest in his family's farmyard and the fields nearby, but I think it could describe so many things, and fits our purpose in celebrating the positive things in our posts every Thursday. So, here are my "everyday miracles" for the week!
I like the first warm, summery feeling day!
I like freshly brewed ice tea, also the first of the summer!
I like new gardening gloves, something so simple, but so useful!
I like seeing the possibility of a homegrown salad in my garden -
tomatoes and peppers in pots,
and a couple of mystery plants that came up voluntarily! Any ideas??? Maybe they are zucchini?
And, as a quilter, I like a new pile of fabric!
These are some fat quarters I got at a quilt shop in Charleston, SC, on our May trip there. They are from the new line called Charleston, by Amy Sinibaldi, and they are so lovely! I'm still mulling over what I will do with them, but it will probably be some kind of table topper or wall-hanging to commemorate our trip. I really like the "mulling" part, and it will be fun to come up with a design to show these fabrics off!
Happy Thursday, friends! Hope you are enjoying the week!