Extravagance

posted by Sharon November 14, 2013 16 Comments

See all these fountains? Together in one space. Imagine the soothing sound of the dripping water. One fountain is enough to decorate a patio, but all of these? This scene caught my attention because, to me, this is a picture of  happy extravagance.

Nature is often extravagant. Forests are made up of tree after tree, in deep rows and so close together the sun can barely break through. Then there’s the ocean, with its millions of drops of water, swirling and reaching as far as you can see.

This month we’re planning our family Thanksgiving dinner. This meal tends to be extravagant. Side dishes cram the table. Our usual dinner veggie dish morphs into several kinds of offerings. The turkey will feed us for several days. The pumpkin pie will be joined by other pies and candies.

Extravagance is fine when it makes us say, “Wow!” and that is followed closely by gratitude. Thanksgiving dinner is a display of abundance tied to a giving of thanks for all this provision.

I want to strengthen the connection between abundance and gratitude. They go hand in hand, if we’re paying attention.

Wishing you a season of abundance, extravagance, joy–and gratitude.

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16 Comments

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Mascha November 14, 2013 at 5:58 am

Where did you do this photo? It is inconceivable –
In Germany not celebrate Thanksgiving, but I have often read that it is a special holiday in the United States.
Well, I find enough reasons for gratitude, but it is a shame not to celebrate such a day … it seems to me we celebrate little real celebrations.

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Nicky @ Awesomeville November 14, 2013 at 9:01 am

Lovely!

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a spirit of simplicity November 14, 2013 at 10:52 am

That is certainly a lot of fountains. I love they way they sound. I wonder if it sounded too loud there…like a rain storm.it is a great shot though. I hear what you say about extravagance. I have been thinking of the differences between abundance and extravagance lately. How much is too much and how much is just enough.

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Dina Lettre November 14, 2013 at 11:42 am

I love everything about this, Sharon! Beautiful!

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Pieni lintu November 14, 2013 at 11:59 am

Looks relaxing!

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joanneviola November 14, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Beautiful photos! Made me think of a worship song that says, “All my fountains are in You!” meaning Christ. Thanks for sharing these. I stopped by from Little By Little this morning.

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Buckeroomama November 14, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Oh, I love the sound of trickling water (as long as it’s not from a leaky tap!).

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Kim Cunningham November 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Love the sound of a fountain, so soothing. I love the idea of abundance and gratitude. So much to be thankful for! You meal sounds lovely!

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Molly November 14, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Ha! All I could think of was the trickle sound and now I am kind of feeling like a pee *laughs at own silliness.

Mollyxxx

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Dotti November 14, 2013 at 4:47 pm

The bounty of fountains is fabulous! Yes, this month and next, definitely a time of abundance {for many}.

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Barb Brookbank November 15, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Beautiful image! I love how you’ve pointed out the similarities to forests, oceans, etc. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Barbara Hurst November 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I liked the analogy you gave between the abundance and gratitude. Lovely image especially with the mixture of flowers and fountains

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tiarasandtantrums November 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I couldnt’ agree more!

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Catherine November 15, 2013 at 6:25 pm

What beautiful fountains! Love your post on the connection between abundance and gratitude, it’s a wonderful reminder especially for the upcoming holidays…

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nina bille (@ThoughtsImages) November 15, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Beautiful circles where the light reflects … such a lovely photo! And we surely have so much to be grateful for…!

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Pride in Photos Photography November 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Fountains make great pieces of art don’t they?! I just finished one for my daughter and we printed it as 16 x 20 behind her couch…it turned out lovely. Blessings.

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