Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

This photo of a simple, tree-lined road represents “thankful” on many levels.  Because it was taken this weekend as we drove home from the cabin, it represents gratitude for a couple of undistracted days with family, tucked away in the Northwoods.  As the cold wind howled outside on Thanksgiving night and the snow began to fall, the constant glow from the fireplace inside kept us cozy and warm.  We enjoyed a traditional turkey dinner, played classic games of Backgammon and Scrabble, and hunkered down with our books to end the night.

Wintry pines lining a Northern Minnesota road

The photo also represents gratitude for the beauty and simplicity of nature that replenishes our souls like nothing else can do.  A walk on a wintry path, as the dogs bound joyfully ahead; standing at the lake’s edge, listening to haunting sounds of the ice forming; standing outside under the clear, starry sky with the bright moon casting a bluish tint over the snow, causing it to sparkle like diamonds. . .

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ― Rumi

What represents ”thankful” to you? Share a photo as part of the Daily Post’s “Weekly Photo Challenge” and see other responses here.

Ciao! ~ Kat

40 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

  1. I love this post, Kat. There is nothing better than stepping away from it all. It sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. Country roads have always given me a feeling of destiny. You never know where they will take you…

  3. This is my idea of pure joy & welcome paradise. I wish I could do a Harry Potter and jump into your picture.

  4. That’s a nice quote too…

  5. Wish I were there,really!
    My Sunday is being in crowded city-roads ,but hope to go to the country next week…….
    I thank for my small house,there!
    Congrats for the photo!

  6. what a wonderful Thanksgiving

  7. The photo looks serene :-)

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  9. Beautiful photo. It is so peaceful and serene. I am glad that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Stay warm and Congratulations on your nomination from malna! :)

  10. This was beautiful, it’s not often we have a chance to appreciate the simplicity of life that surrounds us :) Keep up the good work!

  11. reachingmyfullpotential

    Sounds like you had the perfect Thanksgiving! :) Beautiful picture, too!

  12. ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪May your week ahead be filled with thankful moments! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜”
    Elizabeth :-)

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  14. Beautiful with inspiring words that flowed in the most soothing way.

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