1. Christie – this is my first encounter with your ‘second Tuesday’ Thank you notes. What a great idea! We have so much for which to be grateful, don’t we? I’m particularly thankful for the beauty and accessibility of Lake Michigan, for my neighbor who can be a bit intrusive and nosey but can also be trusted to keep an eye out for garage doors left open and such, and always for my husband and wonderful children. As for favorite season – LOVE fall but also LOVE winter, spring, and summer. Is that a cop-out?

  2. Summer used to be my favorite season (back when it meant being out of school, vacations, and going to the beach) but now fall is my favorite. Since we don’t get the fall leaves where I live, except for an occasional liquid amber tree, bring on your pictures!

    • I used to love summer most too for much the same reasons. I actually enjoy the changing seasons. The first of every season feels glorious. Then I get burnt out on the cold or the heat, but fall is pretty much wonderful from start to finish. I’m hoping to hike this weekend, so no doubt there will be more pictures. Enjoy your week Janis!

  3. Fall is my favorite season, also, and I can’t WAIT for it to arrive here in the Southeast US! I allow myself ONE PSL from Starbuck’s per season. Haven’t had it yet-SOON!! #MLSTL

    • Only one PSL?!? How is that possible? I usually have several, but haven’t started yet. It’s still so warm here in Utah, I’m sticking with the iced drinks for now. The leaf pictures I’ve been posting were from in the mountains, where it’s more fall than down here in the valley. It’s coming though.

  4. What a fun post…I think this is the first time I’ve come across your blog, or at least the Thank You posts. (I thought it was going to be about writing thank you notes….lol).

    #MLSTL visitor (shared on SM)

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it Donna. I used to do gratitude posts every Friday, but I scaled back to one post a week, so Friday Favorites had to go. I couldn’t let the gratitude posts go completely though, so I settled on monthly thank you notes. Enjoy your week!

  5. I love your list. I have been stressed out lately and not remembering to be grateful for all the good things in my life. I am grateful for the glorious fall weather we are having this week. I am also thankful for the time I got to spend with my family in the past week. Thanks for reminding me of what is important.

  6. Hi Christie
    Fall is my favorite also. On California’s central coast we generally have an Indian Summer. Beautiful warm days and cool nights. The changing light, the smell of wood smoke and Pumpkin pie for me. No specialty coffees. Or other concoctions.

  7. I enjoy all four seasons, Christie. The past few weeks have been wonderfully social and happy for me, with lots of fun times and sharing meals with family and friends so I’m thankful for all of it. #MLSTL

  8. I am thankful for every meal my husband manages to keep down. My favorite season is summer. I am very sad to see it go and I don’t care for anything pumpkin spice I don’t understand all the hoopla about it.

    • I wish you and your husband health and healing. May there be many more meals kept down. Even though I love fall, I am a little sad to see the summer go. The piece of pumpkin bread I ate last night eased the pain a little though.

    • Thank you Sue. I appreciate how welcoming you and Leanne are and the enjoyable, informative posts I find at #MLSTL. As I’ve mentioned before, I truly look forward to Tuesdays (US calendar). And those peaches were the best I’ve ever tasted! Our neighbors went to an orchard north of where we live and picked them fresh off the trees.

  9. What a beautiful post. It is always good to take time to be grateful for the little things in life. My favorite season is spring, I love pumpkin spice anything, and I am most grateful for my family.

  10. I love the idea behind this post! Thank you notes are a lost art, but you have given that gracious art a new twist. So often, I think of so many things I am so grateful for and I may even express that gratitude with a phone call, a word, or even that written card, but the blog is another way to thank others and to remind us just how many reasons we have to give thanks.

    I am grateful for the place in which I live physically, mentally, and spiritually. My favorite season used to be spring, but as I have aged I realize that fall is my favorite season. I am not a fan of pumpkin spice, nor do I even like pumpkin all that much.

    • I love that you included physically, mentally, and spiritually in your description of place, Sally. Thanks for sharing that. I’ve made it a habit to send the occasional printed card. It’s fun, because in this electronic age, the recipient is always surprised to receive something in the mail. I do like posting gratitude blogs, though, because they reach more people and (hopefully) inspire others to think about the things they are grateful for.

  11. what a fun idea for posting. I love it!
    My favorite season is Summer, although Autumn does come in second, unless I am in North Carolina and then Spring is second.
    I love pumpkin foods, like pies, cakes and dips…but not a fan of it in drinks. Keep the pumpkin spiced latte away from me, it just gives me heartburn.

    • I do love summer as well and I’m a little sad to see it slipping away–though you can’t tell by the temperature here. I’ve never been to North Carolina, but it’s on my list–of course, all of the states are! I’ll try to hit NC in the spring. Oh, I love the pumpkin baked goods. Pumpkin seeds are delicious too! Happy fall Cherie!

    • These photos were taken in the mountains, where it’s been cooler, and the leaves are beautiful. Down in the valley, we are still in the 80s and 90s F, and it’s also been very dry, so we aren’t seeing any colorful foliage down here.

  12. I’m thankful for Friday nights when I can put the work week behind me and relax, catching up on blogs! Summer is my favorite season, with fall a close second. I can’t imagine living somewhere that doesn’t have four distinctive seasons. I am not a big fan of everything pumpkin. I like pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie, but the craze to even have pumpkin flavored dog treats has gone too far! I wrote a blog post last year about how I thought turnips should push pumpkin off the stage and get some well deserved respect! Haha! #MLSTL

  13. What a lovely cheery post 🙂 I’m thankful for log fires at night and spring flowers in the day. The weather is till variable in South West Australia, but still lovely 🙂

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