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No tree hugging allowed!

Thankful Thursday 

Today I am especially  thankful  for  the rain, even though it is cold and dreary.  After two years of drought, I am always glad to see it.  I think our pond is full now and I hope that I don't see this ever again.     I'm also thinking this news may be good news for  bloggers...or not.  Time will tell. 

83 comments:

  1. Great news if it's true. I just hope they leave Blogger alone.

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  2. That tree looks downright dangerous! As far as I'm concerned, Google+ was nothing more than a Facebook wannabe. Never got on that bandwagon.

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  3. That's a really determined tree. I like the shot in black and white.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  4. WOW! 2 years without rain! Glad you at last got some then.

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  5. I am glad you have received some much need rain..Two years of drought is awful...Have a happy day!

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  6. That tree is, well, 'piercingly' beautiful. No more G+? Hurrah!

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  7. Why did porcupine pop into my mine? ;-)

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  8. So thankful for your rain, Terri. Awesome photo of the tree. We've had light rain off and on this week and nearby Lake Lanier is full.

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  9. Wishing that you'd send some of that our way as well! That indeed looks like a thorny issue!

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  10. but I AM a tree hugger...why ya leaving me out in the rain?

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  11. I am so happy you have rain. That is an AWESOME picture of that tree!!!! xo Diana

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  12. Wow! Those are some wicked looking thorns on that tree!
    Happy for you to get rain in your parts. It's nice that your pond is full again!
    Interesting news about Google +.

    Have a happy day.
    ~K.

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  13. those are some really LONG thorns.. we have a similar tree here, but i don't know the name.. i do hope google plus goes away and that you never see your pond that low again... happy dance that the snow is gone

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  14. I always like the starkness of bare trees against the sky. Better to keep your distance from that one, I would agree!

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  15. Nice photo of the tree! We have a little rain here today, and I too am thankful for it. It wouldn't break my heart to see Google+ go away.

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  16. The aquifer in San Antonio was really up last night, so the rain is helping a bunch in Texas.

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  17. We've had an extremely wet winter. I'm getting tired of all the sog. Those are some wicked thorns on that tree!

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  18. i agree with adrian, above. :) i'm grateful to have rain, too. the pond is never full here.

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  19. That tree looks lethal!!! Rain? I've had so much around here I'd love to have some sunshine!!!

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  20. WooHoo, good for the rain! That is one, almost scary looking branch system! Brings the word, ouch to mind.

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  21. Wonderful b&w composition!
    My post at: https://hanshb.wordpress.com/

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  22. Wow, that certainly is a prickly customer. I'm glad that you haven't had a repeat of the drought you suffered two years ago. Damnations, I only just get my head around Google+ and they talk about taking it away.

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  23. That's a dangerous looking tree!

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  24. LOVE this tree! Great for black and white - just adding to its power! Thanks for linking up!

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  25. I'd hate to run into that tree in the dark! Yikes!! Glad to hear you got some much needed rain. Yay!

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  26. Yeah, I wouldn't be hugging that tree! I hope your pond never looks like that again too Terri. The drought was terrible and I have my fingers crossed that we all get rain this spring and summer. We haven't really had a decent rain since fall and not much in the way of moisture this winter.

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  27. That tree looks dangerous! I am guessing it is a Hawthorn - we had one in our front yard growing up. It had beautiful flowers in the spring. So glad that your pond is replenished and hope the drought is over for you there. I never understood Google + and felt forced into it. Sort of glad it is going away....

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  28. Yep, I have one of those trees and I was just now outside looking for fallen branches from it. The thorns are so long they will puncture a riding mower tire. Got the feeling we are not too far from mowing season.
    I won't miss Google+.

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  29. It's great that you get much needed rain. I'd hate to accidentally run into the tree.

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  30. So what happens to my 3000 Google+ followers?

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  31. HOOOOOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    to Google+ going!!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. just posted the good news!!!!

    with a link back to your blog, of course. for telling me about it.

    Tessa

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  33. Oh, that's excellent your pond is full!

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  34. What a prickly tree but a fabulous monochrome shot. I never liked google+ and my blog followers will be glad to see it go.

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  35. A tree of thorns! Oh my gosh, what kind of tree is this?? Your birds below are lovely!

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  36. Oooh, great photo, but a very unfriendly tree! There are a few of those out by the Iowa River. Once while we were out swimming in it one of my sisters stepped on a thorn from one--which resulted in a trip to the doctor's.

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  37. Google + is a pain in the butt. I have never understood how it worked other than some blogs were impossible to find:( So I am not sad! Those are wicked looking thorns. Rain is good at least it isn't snow:)

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  38. As much as I don't like rain, we are going to be in bad shape if we don't get more rain here. Fortunately we had some today and are expecting more this weekend. GLAD to see you getting some rain blessing too:)
    Blessings, Aimee

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  39. So glad you're getting needed rain!!

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  40. Spikey! We could actually use some rain. Have a lovely weekend Terri! xo

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  41. for you, you will probably always appreciate the rain!!! we have so much "water" everything is so saturated. i will be happy when all the snow is finally gone!! it's like mud season around here!!!!!

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  42. We should count our blessings when we can. We never know...

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  43. Creative shot and glad you got some rain!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  44. Glad to hear that you got rain, hope that it wasn't too much at one time, it's never good when that happens. June for this super dry country is quite scary, deluge after deluge.

    G+ I"m not sure...I've read so many different versions of this doom and gloom, happy happy happy...we will see.

    Jen

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  45. I pray the drought is over...such a devastating impact on the animals and farms. and I do hope they get rid of Google plus. And like others have commented, I pray they leave blogger alone. The tree in your photo is one I would not want to tangle with...but it made an wonderful photo.

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  46. Yikes! That tree is menacing!

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  47. Great picture -- a hawthorn? Glad your drought is lifting and will be glad to see the last of Google plus -- I never saw the point.

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  48. That looks like something out of a scary movie....a beautiful photo my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  49. That is one prickly looking tree. What kind of a tree is it?

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  50. Nice shot in black and white.

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  51. That tree doesn't look very friendly! I can't imagine living so long without rain, no wonder you're thankful.

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  52. Lots of thorns there. Glad to hear of your rainfall.

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  53. Hehe,- cool title, and a lovely photo in B&W!
    :)

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  54. Looks like a dangerous sort of tree.

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  55. Ha! Definitely not one to hug!

    mollyxxx

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  56. Are those thorns? Nice shot.

    Visiting from BLACK AND WHITE WEEKEND.

    FRANKLY MY DEAR

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  57. We have those trees around here...don't want to fall into one. Your pond was definitely low! Drought really sort of scares me. I always think of the Dust Bowl and wonder if it could happen again.

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  58. no tree hugging for sure...we have site of those trees on property we own...a few years ago cardinals built a nest in it..

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  59. Great picture and hooray for a full pond!

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  60. No hugging from me, that's for sure. Glad you have been blessed with rain when you needed it!! Keep that pond filled!

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  61. Nice to know the rain finally came to your place.
    Those trees look dangerous and stunning at the same time.

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  62. Sometimes I see a bird land on a branch like that. And don´t get hurt :) Love the graphic image.

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  63. The tree was grafted with a hedgehog.

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  64. Really neat shot! I will not miss Google +

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  65. blessings....
    wow, 2 year drought! I have never experienced that and hope I never will, I love the rain.

    peace.
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  66. I've heard of these trees but never saw one. Makes me shiver.
    No drought here - floods have been the norm for a couple of weeks.
    I have never liked Google+ so that's great news in my book provided like someone else said - they don't bother blogger.

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  67. These extremes weather patterns are terrible. We have snow today. Again. I'm glad you have your much-needed rain!

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  68. Oh, I do hope you have water in your pond from now on! That tree has some nasty thorns!

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  69. This tree looks Lethal certainly won't be giving that a hug, I have a very spiky bush at the top of the garden. Not that attractive but hey! the Bees love it, which is good enough reason for leaving it there Terri x

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  70. I hope you don't see that dry pond again too! Glad you are getting the rain!

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  71. Whoa! That is one scary tree?!?!? What kind is it?
    I'm hoping for more rain in So. Calif. too. We need it desperately.
    jj

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  72. Hi There, Hope the drought is over for you all. We have had SO much rain/ice/sleet/snow this winter --so hope you have also and won't experience more drought. Going through terrible weather times are NO fun... I KNOW!!!! ha.....

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  73. Great shot. What an interesting looking tree.

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  74. What a protective tree. :) In case "Don't Touch Me" isn't clear yet. LOL
    Have a nice day!

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  75. Ohhhhh...now THAT was exciting news. I just hope that it is true. Your tree is so beautifully shaped...very atmospheric photo!

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  76. Hi Terri, so nice to meet you and thank you for stopping by and your kind comment and new following. I have so enjoyed my visit here and a new follower too.
    Love your photo and great news on the much needed rain.
    Hugs, CM

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  77. So glad you had some rain, I hope you get plenty more. Beautiful tree.

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  78. ouch i think that hug would hurt real bad

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