Thursday, November 28, 2019

Gratitude

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the USA.  It is the day we give Thanks for all the blessings we have received. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving Day.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving, it is a good time to look back over the past year and express our thanks for all of our blessings.  In this post I will be showing you through my photographs a few of the many blessings I have experienced during the past year.

God, Family and Church

Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church
God has blessed me with a wonderful husband, two great children and their spouses and four wonderful granddaughters.  For this I am grateful.

I also belong to a church family that has many wonderful supportive members.  They are true blessings.

Photography

I enjoy taking photographs and honing my photography skills.  I belong to a photography club that gives me opportunities to learn more about my hobby and also provides the opportunity for field trips around the area.

Fort Zumwalt Park
Civic Park

St. Louis Riverfront


Nature Photography

I enjoy taking photos of nature, but I am particularly grateful for all the opportunities to take nature photography in my own back yard.  Here are a few of my favorites from the past year.





Lighthouse Photography

Over the past 12 years since my retirement, I have enjoyed photographing lighthouses and have photographed over 150 in that time period.  This year I am thankful for the lighthouses I was able to photograph on the east coast.



Photography Near my Home

I live in the St. Louis metro area and have some wonderful opportunities for photography near my home.  Here are a few from the past year.
Art Hill



History Museum

St. Louis Wheel
Bandstand in Forest Park

Sunrise and Sunsets

I find the variety in sunrises and sunsets to be amazing.  I love photographing them at all different times and different weather conditions  The first photo here is a sunrise in Jupiter, Florida and the second is a sunset in Cape Cod Massachusetts.





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10 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving Mary Beth. We are extremely blessed to have you as a contributor on Review This Reviews! I am most grateful for you. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful photos and today is no exception. All of your featured photos are fabulous. Of course, I love your animal with pumpkin photos. So cute! Thank you for bringing joy to my (our) heart week after week by sharing your pictures and especially your friendship with us.

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    1. Thank you Cynthia. I am so grateful for you and all you do to make Review This a success. May you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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  2. Oh Mary Beth, your pictures are a blessing for me. I so enjoy all the beauty that you manage to capture and share with me. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family may you continue to be blessed in the years to come.

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  3. Mary Beth, what a lovely way to express and share your gratitude this Thanksgiving! Your photos are always a joy to look at. Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving.

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  4. Lovely photos, as always, Mary Beth. You have a special way of capturing the essence of each season and every area you visit. It's always a joy to read your photography reviews.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. ~Elf

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  5. What a lovely way to express the gratitude in your heart. Thank you for using your gifts to spread beauty and light. Blessings to you this holiday season.

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  6. Your photos are always inspiring, showing the beauty in life. This is a lovely expression for Thanksgiving.

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  7. Mary Beth, I'm thankful for your photos. You've taken me to beautiful places I'll never see. And that is a wonderful gift. Thank you.

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