Gratitude - The Nature that Surrounds Us

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Gratitude - The Nature that Surrounds Us

 

Serenity in my own backyardThe REAL Debbie Reynolds is hosting a 10-day Thanksgiving Post Challenge and for Day-6 of gratitude, I am thankful for the nature that surrounds us.

Living in the city, I'm amazed at the beauty that fills Charlotte - it's everywhere you look!  From the century old massive hardwoods to the beautiful blooms - everywhere - Charlotte is known as the 'Green City' for a reason!  Just take a drive down winding, Queens Road, where you're enveloped by the towering Pin Oaks and the lush, green lawns. 


Of course, there are plenty of animal nature surrounding us as well! Living in the heart of SouthPark, I am always suprised at the deer families who reside in the tree-save area at the back of our lot.

 

We also have red foxes (which we're not too thrilled about!) and a hawk famiy that lives among the towering Sugar Maples in our backyard. *We had a narrowly spaced picket fence installed to prevent our cat from escaping our backyard when we moved in. We have to go outside with her now and stay by her side to be sure one of the hawks don't swoop down and take her away!

 

Serenity in my own backyard!*This was taken this morning - yes, still blooming beautifully in November!

 

Queens Road Landscape

 *Lovely Queens Road Landscape; clients also added the blooming shrubery for a pop of color in the front.

 

Red Maples, popular all around Charlotte*Red Maples are popular all across the Charlotte area.  We planted this one two years ago when we built and love the beautiful show of red during the fall months (photo taken this morning).  You can also see my fur baby, Duke, who escorts me out when I head to the mailbox to retrieve the paper every single morning!  He knows he can't go beyond the point he is without his leash though.

 

Deer in our own backyard - in SouthPark!* These beauties are often spotted in our backyard - much to Barney's delight!  He BOLTS out the door to get a closer glimpse of them when he smells them coming!

 

One of SouthPark's resident hawks!*One of SouthPark's resident hawks!  This was far more spectacular in person as he was just about 6 to 10 feet away  fron me!  The shot is not very clear as I struggled to quietly pull my phone out without scaring him away.  I managed to get one shot before he flew the coop!

 

I am so very grateful for living in the city among such breathtaking nature!

 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Gratitude - The Nature that Surrounds Us

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Debe

Thank YOU for sharing nature's beauty in the Charlotte area with us. So much to be grateful for every day!

Jeff

Nov 20, 2016 03:54 AM #1
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Thanks, Jeff Dowler - I'm loving these fall colors I'm seeing this weekend too!

Nov 20, 2016 04:10 AM #2
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I love nature too and your photos are just gorgeous! North Carolina must be especially beautiful year round, especially with colors like this! Fall colors are meant to last in your minds throughout the seasons!

Nov 20, 2016 05:36 AM #3
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You are an excellent example of if we will just look around us we will see all kinds of wonderful creatiions ot be thankful for. Thank you for sharing.

Nov 20, 2016 08:46 AM #4
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Debbie Laity
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I grew up in the midwest and one of the things I miss is the red maples. 

Thanks for sharing your pictures. I think it's great to have nature surround you. That's one of the reasons I live where I do. I never know what I might see on any given day. 

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Hi Debe, excellent photography and words to go with it. I love the Fall colors.

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Thank you Patricia Feager - some of those photos were even taken today to demonstrate the beauty of our fall season as well!  It is gorgeous here, year round!

Debbie Reynolds - Beauty is everywhere and we are so blessed!  I am so thankful for you creating this challange - giving thanks should be every day and you've brought this to our attention!

 

Nov 20, 2016 11:24 AM #7
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Debbie Laity - funny but, I lived in the 'burbs for quite some time and I believe natures visitors frequent my backyard more in the city than they did out there! LOL

Noah Seidenberg - Thank you!  And, the Fall colors have FINALLY begun to give us a nice show!

Nov 20, 2016 11:26 AM #8
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Nature is full of very creative activities in its way and if you can go on is it free of charge a lot of the time.

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Good morning Debe.  It's always nice to reflect and give thanks during this time of the year.

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Our connection to nature provides the wish to sustain the earth for its well being! At stressful times, a step into nature has a calming effect.

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Love your photos. I am a lover of nature as well. 

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Laura Cerrano and everything but, the plants I purchased was free here - and I LOVE it!  ;-)

Nov 21, 2016 01:09 PM #13
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Gabe Sanders - Yes, it's certainly a good time of the year to do so and also remind ourselves to do it each and every day!

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Myrl Jeffcoat - I often describe my backyard as my sanctuary - it's THE best thing for relieving stress!  Well, that and my fur babies!  

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JoAnn Moore - Oh me too!  I think it's because it's not man-made - it's pure and exudes a sense of calm and peacefulness.

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