Friday, September 7, 2007

Blessings Friday

It’s important to me to be always mindful of the many blessings I receive. When planning my new blog, I decided Fridays would be dedicated to this. Fiona at Dragonfly-Crafts has joined me and you are welcome, too.

Here are just a few of my blessings this week.

Comments Left at Junie Moon

Thank you to everyone who visits and leaves me a note. If an email link is included, I’m making every effort to send a thank you. For those without the link (depends on how your account is set up and what contact info you’ve mandated), please know I’m grateful.

Seasonal Delights

The owners gave me permission to use their photo.

I first learned about this from Clarice at Storybook Woods. Seasonal Delights is a new online magazine with gracious ideas that live up to its name. You can subscribe for one year free during September—two blessings in one.


Yesterday I was gifted with the sight of a gorgeous adult Tiger Swallowtail flitting about my backyard. It was awesome. Unfortunately I did not get a picture but for amazing photos of a butterfly that just emerged from its cocoon, visit Wren Cottage’s Flickr.

Celestial Celebrations

At the beginning of each month, I download the free sky calendar offered by Skymaps and post it on my fridge door. The calendar provides a guide to celestial happenings and when to view them. There are separate maps for the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

Tucson’s low humidity as a result of minimal cloud cover facilitates a remarkable clarity of skies at night. Our Dark Sky ordinances reduce glare and light pollution so nights here are much darker than most cities.

Standing outside under a canopy of stars and watching the night sky awes me. It’s a reminder that although we are essentially tiny little microcosms in the overall scheme of things, we are each a vital stitch in the fabric of the universe—how life affirming!

What are your blessings this week?


a pink-bee said...

Your new blog :)

Lynn said...

This week I am especially thankful for internet friends, whether through swaps or comments :). It helps me keep crafting despite my busy schedule.

Funky Finds said...

so happy you are blogging!!!

rohanknitter said...

Yea, June!
I'm so glad to see you've jumped on the blogging bandwagon!
I'll bet Kelli flipped over the seatbelt covers.

Kelli said...

Thank you so much for spreading the news about our magazine, I really appreciate it!

carrster said...

yay! Welcome to the land of blogging! I am going to love reading & seeing all of your creative-ness. :)

Mrs. Staggs said...

I too am very glad that you have decided to give blogging a try. I appreciate this link to the celestial maps. When I was a little girl, I thought for sure, that I would grow up to be an astronomer.
I truly can find something in every moment to be grateful for. Special things this week, have included a long, caring letter from someone who has inspired me for many years, being together with my extended family, and celebrating my dad's birthday. Many of my old roses are blooming for a second time this summer too!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Love your blessings, sounds like you were long overdue to start a blog but all the comments.
I'm glad you have too, now we can check you out :-)))

melissa said...

Junie, I'm so happy you've started your own blog! I didn't realize till now that you're in Tucson. Me too.

Deb said...

Welcome to blogging, and thank you for stopping by to visit recently.


kim said...

I love your blog! I'm so glad you came by to visit me!