So I’m running a few days behind, but here we go … One of my favourite Garden Bloggers is Cat of The Whimsical Gardener – Cat has invited Garden Bloggers the world over to join her in the 30 day challenge of posting a photograph and sentiment that you are thankful for – every day for 30 days. Think about it – to find something you are thankful for every day, for 30 days, can’t be too difficult, can it? (I’m adding another layer to MY 30 day challenge – My daily photo will be of a different bloom from my garden every day for the next 30 days …

Day 1:

Today I am wildly thankful to my garden for its forgiving nature. I’ve made mistakes a plenty, and the garden forgives and forgets … and as I correct my “gardening blunders”, the garden picks right up where it left off and rewards me with wonderful growth and blooms. For that I am grateful.

Gaura lindheimeri

Photo: Gaura lindheimeri – Gaura lindheimeri (Lindheimer’s Beeblossom, White Gaura, Pink Gaura, Lindheimer’s Clockweed) is a species of Gaura native to southern Louisiana and Texas. I chose this photo today in honour of Cat as she gardens in Austin, Texas. I LOVE Gaura in my garden – when I see the gorgeous blooms I always think they are a bit “whimsical”, a bit like Cat :)

whimsical (adjective)
1. spontaneously fanciful or playful
2. given to whims; capricious
3. quaint, unusual, or fantastic

About the 30 Day Challenge:

What inspired Cat to start this 30 day challenge? A pretty cool video that might inspire you if you watch it, as it inspired me … See her original blog post about it here. Then join us – its easy and fun. A photo and thought a day …