"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Thankful Thursday January 19, 2023

The rain may drive us all a bit bonkers, 
but it is a gift from Mother Nature and
I am thankful for all the rain as it nurtures 
our trees, bushes and flowers along with
giving us water to save and share with the 
birds and assorted mammals that live 
along with us. The deer, birds, squirrels, racoons,
possums and other animals flourish with the water.
Our French friends have taught me about 
saving water in large containers such as 
plastic garbage cans or large buckets.
They have the gutters from the house directly
filling up all the many large containers in their
backyard and over the rainy winter they
harvest so much rain! So much that
in the summer when they are not home I and
the neighbors use buckets of water to care for all 
of the trees, bushes and flowers that need attention. 
What a brilliant idea! We will be doing this also.
It makes total sense! 
Thanks Brian for Thankful Thursday!




  1. We have a rain barrel that gathers water from the gutters as well.

  2. I'm thankful that up here in Ohio that it is still rain. And not snow because of this rain at an inch a week or snow I'm not sure I'd be able to shovel the driveway anymore. I like the idea of the rain barrels.

  3. Mom hates rain, absolutely despises it, but if it rains at night that is fine, she just hates being out in it and getting all soaked. A lot of people save the rain water around here too. We don't do much with plants, so no need to save any water.

  4. It's such a great idea to save the runoff water and reuse it. We were going to do that here in NC but it has rained so little that there is nothing to save. The area is down 21" in rain this past year.

  5. WE here in the US of A need to practice more conservation than we do. We have taken resources for granted to long
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. I love the idea of water harvesting!

  7. I'm grateful our winter is going OK also. Too much rain, however if it were normal Ohio snow I'd have 2 foot by now.

  8. Wonderful thank you and water is so important for sure ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. My Grandparents collected rain water too and my Grandfather would only wash his hair in fresh rain water. He died at age 99 still with a full head of hair, hmmmm. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


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