There are many who are thankful here at May Dreams Gardens…
These pansies are thankful I remembered to water them. They are still sort of blooming in the front window box.
The rabbits are thankful that I am a poor trapper at best. I’ve also inadvertently created a few places for them to hide out for the winter. I’m sure they’ll find some tender branches to nibble on to let me know they are still around, in spite of our truce from earlier this spring.
The birds are thankful that I finally filled both bird feeders again and put out some suet cakes. I had to repair one of the feeders and remove a paper wasp nest from the other one after neglecting them late in the summer. But I’ve taken care of all of that now, and Chez May Dreams Gardens is open for winter business, serving the finest Black Oil Sunflower Seed to be found, once the birds finish off the cheap stuff I bought for summer time feeding.
The plants in the front are thankful that I found a mulch I liked and covered their roots with a nice, thick layer of it before the winter. The plants in the back will just have to tough it out through another winter, like they did last year. I’ll be thankful and appreciative if they do and promise to not fall behind in my mulching ever again. Really.
The raccoons are thankful, or ought to be, that I never caught them after they destroyed my sweet corn earlier this summer. I haven’t seen any evidence of them for several months, so I’m cautiously hopeful and thankful that they’ve moved on!
I’m thankful for another good year in the garden, with weather that was generally wonderful, except for August when it dried up on me and November 8th, when the temperature suddenly dropped, with no recovery so far back to “normal” temperatures.
I’m thankful for a good harvest, for the most part.
I’m also thankful for the opportunity this past spring to meet several of my favorite garden bloggers in person in Austin, and for the many people who come by my blog and leave nice, affirming comments.
And I’m always thankful for good health, a loving family, good friends, a great job, and the general good fortune that comes from being a gardener.
God Bless, and Happy Thanksgiving to all.