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    What I learned this week: I am blessed

    As a long-distance grandma, there's this fact about me: I miss my grandsons. Daily. Sometimes hourly.

    Thing is, despite missing my grandsons all.the.<cuss>.time, I have a pretty good life. I was reminded this week of just how good it is.

    I have mornings that feature:

    Hummingbirds on my deck...


    Deer doing their daily doings while I walk my dogs...


    And this heartwarming feeding I was thrilled to witness...


    (Though I was chided for interrupting...)

    All that while Pikes Peak keeps watch from the west...

    Pikes Peak 

    And that's just my morning, just one small sliver of my day, my life. There's much more that's equally amazing, equally jaw-dropping awesome. How could I consider myself anything but blessed?

    Though that's not really a lesson I learned this week, it's one I tend to forget. The sights above — all photographed yesterday morning — reminded me once more how blessed I am, despite missing my Megan and my grandsons. And reminders are nearly as good as a lesson, I think, especially when reminded again and again, just as I was yesterday.

    So there you have it: I am blessed. And that is what I learned — or re-learned — this week.

    (Now if I could only learn how to not miss my grandsons.)

    I'm off for the weekend! Best wishes for a lovely one for you and yours. I look forward to seeing you here again Monday. Cheers!

    Today's question:

    What did you learn this week?

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    I can't even imagine witnessing those wonders on a daily basis. Yes, you are definitely blessed. Thank you for sharing the beauty this morning.

    This week I learned about Asian carp and the Redneck Fishing tournament. Who'd have thunk it?

    Happy weekend!

    August 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    Nice pictures!

    August 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJim

    I've learned that a second one of my biopsies came back normal so only one of the three has to undergo surgery next week,so, I should feel blessed, too.

    Your pictures are amazing, you are just getting better and better at your photography efforts.

    August 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    I realize every day how fortunate I am -- I have a wonderful life, too! Your pictures are wonderful and so are those deer -- I get to see lizards but we both get hummingbirds!

    As for what I learned this week -- I've been stuck on with Photoshop for weeks now and I don't see that ending anytime soon! I'm having a blast and learning tons!

    August 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Breathtaking and unexpected sites. You truly are blessed to have witnessed them - but you're also blessed to realize how fortunate you are. So many of us take things around us for granted- or don't even "see" them.

    August 9, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersheryl

    Every time I spend time in your part of the world I too feel very lucky. Breathtaking.

    August 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrown and Flown

    A close friend of mine lived in Colorado Springs and when I visited her, we would sit at the kitchen table, look out the window and see Pike' Peak; your photo brought back great memories.

    This week I learned that I too am blessed - mostly because my granddaughter is only 15 minutes away and I am able to help my son and daughter-in-law on a moment's notice when needed. I learned what a blessing it is to be loved by a 3 year old. I also learned what a blessing it is to say "see you later" to that 3 year old and have a nice quiet house for a while ;0)

    August 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJane B

    You live in a beautiful part of the country and are so fortunate to not only see, but appreciate the wildlife that comes with it, as evidenced by your skilled photography!
    Sometimes when I am in a "poor me" mode I stop myself and mentally make a list of the good things the Lord has bestowed upon me. Then I cringe and try to sneak away, hoping he didn't notice me whining over silly inconveniences!
    Have a great weekend, Lisa!

    August 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce
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