7/15/09

grateful



for sunsets on the delta...



to able to get lost in a cornfield...



for a husband who throws a wicked knuckleball...



for good breakfasts...

everything bagel, cream cheese, avocado, tomato, and thyme



for fireworks that look like the beginning of the universe...



to be able to pick herbs from my own pots and make vinaigrette



for a totally homemade dessert...

lemon frozen yogurt and raspberry preserves (not shown fresh thyme sprinkled on top)



that summer can be summed up in the taste of this sandwich.



for my both of my daughters teaching me the joys of sipping an arnie palmer from a jelly jar.



for summer.

(and the occasional picture that comes straight out of the camera that needs no editing... see sunflower.)

What are you grateful for this summer?

22 comments:

Catherine said...

beautiful :)

Amy said...

What a lovely post, Krista. Really beautiful images...I feel so calm now.

I am grateful there's no snow on the ground and the laughter I hear as my kids run (and crawl) through the sprinklers. Heaven.

Amy said...

krYsta...with a y...sorry bout that dear.

katie said...

Beautiful. I didn't know that was called an Arnie Palmer, cool.

BigSis said...

Krysta, what great photos! We all need to be reminded to be grateful, so thanks for that. Mealtime at your house looks like something to be thankful for...that breakfast bagel and veggie sandwich look yummy!

SaintTigerlily said...

I am grateful that you posted a picture of that tomato, since mine are still all green and now I can sit at my desk and fantastize about how amazing that tomato would taste. Thank you.

M said...

That is summer in a sandwich. I might never have known that if it weren't for you.

The photo for the fireworks and the words you wrote to describe them brought tears to my eyes.

...I was never here... ;)

Melissa said...

You know it might help if I actually looked like myself if I'm going to come by and comment. ;)

LilSis said...

Those are all beautiful photos. I especially love the one of the basil tomato sandwich and the gorgeous sunflower!

I'm grateful that we live close to the ocean and are able to enjoy beautiful sunsets and long walks on the beach.

I'm grateful that we have beautiful weather almost year round and are able to enjoy flowers and fresh herbs, even in the winter.

And I'm especially grateful that my 15 year old son constantly makes me laugh and still enjoys going for a bike ride with his mom.

TheKitchenWitch said...

What an awesome post! I love your idea of a good breakfast--right up my alley!

I am grateful for two naughty little girls who make me laugh (and oftentimes cry) every day. I am grateful for a 16 year old stepson who still likes to talk to me. And most of all, I am grateful for a husband who is willing to give his mother a tongue-lashing when she's mean to his wife!!

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

I'm always amazed by how many great blogs I've been missing out on. WhiteOnRice couple just sent me here through a tweet, so I'm grateful for their tweet!

Amazing photos and I love the clean layout.

Nurit "1 family. friendly. food." said...

Beautiful and inspiring. The little things in life, the things we take for granted...

Aggie said...

lots to be grateful for...beautiful post Krysta!

TexasDeb said...

Wellllll......one thing I am grateful for is this most marvelous idea for a summertime post. So - while credit will be launched towards where credit is due? Pardon me while I hustle off to put together a post on my blog reflecting on my answer to this question. And please remember - imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. So, you're flattered, right? (right???)

Mayberry Magpie said...

To be employed.

To have loving friends and family surrounding me when I need it most.

To have the comfort and security of our home and our community.

To be breathing. Right now.

Anonymous said...

I'm grateful that I know my idiotic tendencies enough to double check that I hit submit on my last attempt to comment. I'm such a "doh" sometimes. What I truly am grateful for is knowing about beautiful, talented people who share themselves with the rest of the world. And fresh fruit and veggies from the garden. Beautiful photos, Krysta. Todd.

maybelles mom said...

lovely photos--those tomatos stopped me in my tracks.

Caleb said...

I found your food blog going through a few links. Glad I ran into it. Didn’t know that the food blog/recipe community was so big online. I love your posts!

I was wondering if you would like to exchange links. I’ll drop yours on my site and you drop mine on yours. Email at ramendays@yahoo.com or stop by my site and drop a comment. Let me know if you would like to do a link exchange.

Cheers,
Caleb
http://www.ramendays.com

MrOrph said...

Wow!

Great photos Krysta AND a great sentiment as well.

I am grateful for this blog and cyber friends like you.

jack's utter lack of surprise said...

two thumbs up for the joys of jelly jars.

Simply...Gluten-free said...

This is a really lovely post! I am grateful for my peeps - what would life be if it were not filled with wonderful supportive people!

Not Afraid to Use It said...

You are right. That tomato, basil, mozzarella sandwich is the epitome of summer. Yum.