Counting My Blessings In No Particular Order 04

(OK, this is really things that I adore – which I consider blessings)

  1. Well worn jeans
  2. Crisp autumn mornings in Minnesota
  3. Well worn steel toe boots
  4. Skating fast on clean ice
  5. Transparent lake ice
  6. Late summer evening sunlight
  7. White button down shirts
  8. The scent of water
  9. Cinnamon
  10. Finely knit angora and cashmere sweaters
  11. The smell of gasoline
  12. Train whistles in the night
  13. Sweeping really dirty floors
  14. Well made hand tools: pliers, screwdrivers, mixing spoons, shovels, saws, pencil sharpeners, wooden baseball bats …
  15. The sound of lake ice cracking with cold
  16. The sweaty scent of a swamp on hot days
  17. Fossils, fossils, fossils
  18. Small stone carvings
  19. Walking barefoot, barefoot, barefoot
  20. String Quartets
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