In the Picture: November


This month's theme for our November self-portrait linky party is:
"I am grateful"
There are so many things
that I am grateful for
but
one thing which comes instantly to my mind is this:
I am grateful for clean and plentiful water
to drink
to wash in
to cook with
to brush my teeth.

I am grateful that I do not have to walk for hours
with a heavy container balanced on my head
to fetch water from a distant well.




In The Picture









28 comments

  1. I've thought of this many times lately! I love your image! Beautiful processing!

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  2. I'm (extremely) grateful for that too. How hard it must be to have to seek out water and how lucky we are to have it running cold and clean in the house.

    What a striking image. The effect you used is well matched to your theme.

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  3. Water, truly something to be grateful for :D Although in the amounts we currently have it Wales 'tis a bit excessive. Our house is on high ground but the area is on major flood alert!

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  4. What a wonderful post. I've been looking through some of your photos and you are so talented! I keep going back to look at the sunbeams!

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  5. Yes, so true! We are lucky, aren't we? Right now Californians are fighting over water rights -- the North has most of the water, and the southern part of the state most of the population. Whose water is it -- that's the question! Great blue tones in your image!

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  6. What a great post, Sandra! We truly are blessed to have fresh, clean, usable water. I love the water-color type processing used on your photo, and you wore blue to resemble water - it's all perfectly done and said! Have a really lovely day today!!

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  7. This is so true, and something a lot of us just take for granted! Nice photo too of course!!
    Kate :}

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  8. Beautiful -- you convey the icy cold water so well.

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    1. I've changed my settings, Sherry. Hopefully it will be easier for you when you come in next time to leave a comment.

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  9. Amen to that! We are especially grateful for plenty of hot running water at this time of year.

    Love what you did with this photo. :)

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  10. Hey I can post a comment now. Thanks, Sandra!

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  11. One of the many, many things we take for granted.
    Excellent choice Sandra, and I love the processing on this image!

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  12. A great post...sometimes we take the little things for granted. I'll be putting the linky party up on Friday morning and it will be open until 12/6. Hope to see you there if you can link up when you return from your trip!

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  13. Taitavaa työtä - Compositio ja mitkä värit...!
    Terveisin Eko
    Suomi/Lapland/Kuusamo
    Kiitos vierailusta ja kommentista...!

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  14. Indeed ~ so many simple pleasures that we need to recognize! Great processing on this piece, Sandra!
    Happy day to you :)

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  15. Thank so much for stopping by my blog Sandra, and your lovely comment, off to look up the 2010 snowflake now :)
    Victoria xx

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  16. So very true! Neat processing - I think it's a watercolor treatment and the blue looks so refreshing. Have a great day!

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  17. What a lovely image and sentiment. Love the painterly effect of the processing. Beautiful. Have a lovely weekend. :)

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  18. Reason to be grateful indeed and I love the blues!

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  19. What a great thing to be thankful for. One so many of us take for granted. I like the process and the rich blues in your photo.

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  20. Good thing to be greatful for Sandra !

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  21. Yes, I'm thankful for that too!

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  22. what a great thing to be grateful for. wonderful picture, too!

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  23. What a wonderful image and post, indeed water is a great thing to be grateful for...

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  24. The blue color and watercolor effect is so appropriate for this image and your words. And clean water...what a blessing it is!
    PS - I LOVE your header image!

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  25. that is such a huge and precious thing to be grateful for!
    i have to agree with you.

    your image is so refreshing, interesting and wonderful.

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  26. Very nice work Sandra....... well done again, i love it.

    Greetings, Joop

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  27. And water is something that we often take for granted, until your city water department has to fix a line and you have none. I love this image and your beautiful edit to it, LOVE IT!

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