Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thankful Thursday: 7/3/14

[Thankful Thursday is a weekly segment that began 1/10/13 - read why here.  I invite you to join me in practicing gratitude!]
Today was much cooler than the past few weeks have been, as rain washed down during most of the day. In the morning on my walk to school, I was extra aware of my beloved "green street" that I walk down on my way to and from school. It has high walls on both sides of the street that are completely covered in various green life. 
Every morning and afternoon I enjoy the few minutes it takes me to walk down this street. I feel sheltered and safe under the shade of the trees, vines, and plants, and it's simply pleasant to admire the nature. 

These are the flowers currently in bloom - I've noticed three types lately (purple, white/yellow, and yellow):

And there's a huge variety of different foliage; I love to look at the patterns and shapes of the different leaves:

I have always treasured walking down this street, and it will be a place I'll miss when I leave.

And since I was more in-tune to the nature than usual today, I'll close with an update of the fields outside of my apartment:

"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child."
-Marie Curie
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  1. On my morning walks to school, I've been thinking recently how this is probably one of the few times I'll be able to do this -- many of my co-workers tell me that they wish they could walk to school, too, but that they are very busy or they have family obligations. The trek to school is one of my favorite things about my life here in Korea - every day, so much to see and enjoy. Love those fields --

    1. That's true, having to drive in would be a completely different (worse, I feel) way to start your morning. We are lucky!