11.26.2020 Thankful Thursday

It is a challenge this year to be thankful for much.  Those of us with our health and fortunate enough to live in communities that take the virus seriously can be happy for the responsibility our neighbors are showing so we can be thankful for our health. We can be thankful for all those who work constantly to try to alleviate the suffering of those who are ailing, pursuing successful outcomes or lessening the difficulty and hopefully returning those who have contracted the virus and other illnesses to their homes while risking their own well being. And our public servants and workers in all professions making effort to ensure our ability to go about our daily lives where possible in a safe manner. The list could go on and on. Even in the best of times there are those working to make our existence better each day that go unseen and unappreciated. If something good came of the current situation it would be an increased appreciation for these folks and others  without whom day to day living would be less enjoyable. I am always thankful for these neighbors, both who I am acquainted with and not.

And, as you might expect, I am thankful for moments like this.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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30 Responses to 11.26.2020 Thankful Thursday

  1. shoreacres says:

    It’s a beautiful image. It’s interesting that the tower seems larger in its reflection than in reality; sometimes reflection will do that. I’m certainly thankful that you’re willing to be out and about in the pre-dawn hours to capture them for us.

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    • Thanks, Linda.

      I think that just being illuminated from behind can cast a long shadow or in this case reflection because of the angle of the sun. Lower makes a longer shadow, higher makes it shorter. I am not sure how that works on an overcast day…maybe that’s when the reflection is equal to the actual height.

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  2. You made a good segue from your Thanksgiving thoughts to the gorgeous image of sunrise.

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  3. Ann Mackay says:

    That is a moment to be truly thankful for and to be thoroughly enjoyed – beautiful! 🙂

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  4. A resounding DITTO! Happy Thanksgiving, Steve.

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  5. A lot to be thankful for this year, as every year. And thank you for all the beautiful photos!

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    • Yup. It’s a tough world out there but we all have our bright moments to be thankful for. I am glad you enjoy the images and am thankful for your comments and likes as well as those of so many others.

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  6. Littlesundog says:

    A lovely image to remind us to “reflect” on thankfulness over the past year. Thank you for sharing your gift of photography with us. I’m especially thankful for those handsome frogs you seem to have the skinny on photographing. I’m already dreaming of next spring… 🙂

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    • As am I, Lori! I’ve never been a fan of winter although ice patterns are a nice subject. It’s especially difficult when I see Steve S’ and Linda’s flower images while I am looking at snow. 🙂
      I hope that you and Forrest had a wonderful day.

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  7. Calming and feeling one with the cosmos in this superb image, Steve!

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  8. Todd Henson says:

    I couldn’t have said it better. Beautiful words to go with a beautiful image. We can always use a reminder that we always have something to be thankful for. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving, Steve!

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    • Thanks, Todd. We are all connected to each other whether we recognize that or not. It’s good to appreciate the world of people we share the planet with.

      We were scheduled for a nice big turkey but after 5 days it was still somewhat frozen. A frittata took its place and we’ll try again Sunday. 🙂

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  9. Leya says:

    Yes – we have so much to be grateful for. I want to thank You for all the beautiful moments with your images. As I am an introvert I do not suffer much these lonely days..I may be sometimes bored – but I am alive. A beautiful feeling emanates from this image…Happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate!

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    • I am also somewhat introverted, Ann-Christine. It has taken Mary Beth years to get me to open up to others but I still close myself off so this isolating has been comfortable. Yes, being alive is worth the precautions and very much to be thankful of.
      We do celebrate the holiday so thank you! It is very different this year but still a good day for reflection.

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  10. Eliza Waters says:

    A beautiful moment in time well-captured, Steve. And your words of gratitude are right on, ‘no man is an island,’ and to our frontline workers, we owe an extra debt of gratitude, now more than ever.

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  11. krikitarts says:

    I hope that you have adjusted the fridge temp to a more reasonable level so that frozen stuff will thaw as expected. Oh, and BTW, sweet silhouette.

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    • Actually the mini-fridge where it was stored occasionally does freeze things so we shouldn’t have been surprised but most things do thaw out, such as OJ and other meats. But this bird was fairly big so I guess resisted softening.

      Thanks. I could have opened the shadows…there was room on the histogram…but I liked the silhouette without detail.

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  12. bluebrightly says:

    Thankful for scenes like that, for sure, and for all the other things you listed, and more. And you never know when it will change. We’re still reeling from having discovered the neighbor we liked the most lying on the ground by his car first thing in the morning, 4 days ago. Joe administered CPR for the longest time, the ambulances finally arrived, they did everything, but apparently, he had been dead for hours. He was such a fixture in our lives. We don’t know what happened – he was only 46. Anyway, stay safe and keep creating, Steve.

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    • That’s a shame that you lost your favorite neighbor at such a young age. Stories like that show us that life is precious and we can go at any time. I read the obits and am at the age now when there are an increasing number of listings below my age. Time creeps up on us. 🙂

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