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The 30 Day Challenge – Day 1

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 …

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

12 replies on “The 30 Day Challenge – Day 1”

Christine how wonderful to do this challenge. I saw the video on PlantPostings a week or so ago and decided on a health challenge…I love seeing your beautiful flowers…this gaura is one of my favs and is still blooming in the garden. It started in late May and is still blooming through the freezing weather…I am certainly grateful for this lovely plant

Christine, you are so thoughtful…thank you so much for the love! I love your idea of a bloom a day for 30 days. It has been really cool to see how everyone has put their own spin on the challenge! You captured the guara beautifully…not easy to do as they are always in constant motion with the slightest of breezes. Thanks for playing along!

Hi Cat, I agree, it’s been awesome to see how many have taken up the challenge! And so many have personalized it in some way, which is really great.

What a WONDERFUL idea! It is such a worthy challenge because we need not have to search to far or too deep to be thankful for 30 things! I will also take up the challenge – even though a few days late :-). I seem to make lasting changes to my life when I start them on the 1st of November, so this is a good time to take note. Thanks for this!

Good to see that you are playing along. That’s a beautiful image. I have posted my first post yesterday at Topical Nature Photos. It’s a little different. Not giving thanks nor celebrating Thanksgiving. I used to jot down what I was grateful about daily for a very long time. It is ingrained in me to be thankful so I want to do something a little different.

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