“The older I get the more I realize
the things that cost nothing hold the most value.” ~unknown
This week, Amy invites us to share every little thing that makes you smile. I like this challenge because the further I move away from my days in Corporate America (it’s been four years now) into my “re-wirement” journey, the more I appreciate the little things life has to offer.
Most of those “little” things I find in my own backyard like this cute little chipmunk. He and his friends come out in the mornings and evenings to gather what the birds have dropped below the feeders. They move quickly and are quite entertaining to watch!
“There is good in everything
if only we look for it.” ~Laura Ingalls Wilder
One part of my garden that brings me joy is this wall of Limelight Hydrangeas. We planted these in late 2019 and last year was the first year they bloomed. I can’t wait to see how many blooms they have this year!
“When a gardener gardens, it’s not just the plant that grows,
but the gardener themself.” ~Ken Druse
If you’ve followed me for a while, you know my favorite “littlest” things are the hummingbirds.
“A hummingbird is the spirit of pure joy. She is the messenger of beauty and wonder.
She reminds us to taste the sweet nectar of life.” ~unknown
There are so many other “little things” I enjoy, but I’m afraid there isn’t enough time (or space) to capture them all in this post. But hopefully these give you a glimpse of what I enjoy and maybe even brought a “little” smile to your face as well.
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9 thoughts on “Lens-Artist Challenge #200 – Every Little Thing”
A beautiful garden you have – filled with little jewels! I can easily understand your love for it.
Thank you so much! My husband and I definitely get a lot of joy from it!
♥ That is what gardens are for ♥
A lovely garden. And your hummingbirds are delightful. Donna Lots of reasons to smile.
Thank you! My garden definitely brings me joy!
Enjoy seeing every little thing in your garden, Donna. What a thrill to see Hydrangeas blooms! I love your beautiful hummingbird captures! Your selections made me smile. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!
Awe! Thank you so much, Amy! I’m glad they made you smile🙂
Excellent post Donna! I especially liked your reference to “re-wirement!”
Awe, thank you Anne! “Re-wirement” is so much more accurate to this journey and retirement. 😉