Tuesday, January 26, 2010

When it gets quiet, it gets simple.....



January has given my state, California a beating....back off January....we're ready for some peace and quiet, some respite.....some simplicity...........

I've discovered some more simple things I love:

Trading books with my sister....
sharing with her my favorite used book store

Learning.....
new school books and new classes to incite my mind to think

hunkering down in the recent storms and power reading several new books

The sound of the dog dreaming....
with his little legs 'running' in his dream

The sound of the 'shutter' on my camera....
the images, no matter how mundane, my camera captures

Hot tea in a porcelain tea cup....
with a saucer and one lump with some milk

Ramen noodles....
with fresh veggies tossed in at the last minute

Toast with butter.....
and honey

Observing a young couple.....
newly engaged, plan their wedding

Discovering beauty in a fallen tree.....
revelling in the adventure of studying the tree in its prone position

Quietly observing cloud patterns....
as a storm moves itself along and dissipates

Falling asleep.....
after a big day, dreaming about tomorrow!


Go see Christina, for every comment on her simple things post her family will donate a dollar to Haiti....she is such a beautiful SOUL....
Peace

21 comments:

Brian Miller said...

what a cool post. have to think on some simple things that make me happy...

SE'LAH... said...

Ot tea in a porcelain cup. Warms my heart.

Sending you lots of positive vibes.

country girl said...

'The sound of the dog dreaming....
with his little legs 'running' in his dream'
Absolutely. I love watching my dog sleep and dream.
And I totally feel you on the photography one...I just had a little photoshoot with a batch of cookies and pink ribbon...so satisfying!
xo country girl

T Opdycke said...

Wonderful list! his little legs running in his dreams made me smile.

jacqueline said...

i love reading books...it is a passion! your list has such great things!

Char said...

i love books too - a beautiful write.

Yiota said...

learning and new books; brilliant!
many beautiful things here.

Christina said...

"ramen noodles" that brings me comfort... and books, of course the books.
simple and oh so beautiful.
xo

JoLyn said...

A beautiful list--sharing books, the sound of the shutter on my camera, toast with butter and honey. So good, so good.

Sherry said...

Oh a most fabulous list!! So many on your list that I echo -- but what you really grabbed me with was the title of the post, because yes when it gets quiet it really does become simple...amazing!

marinik said...

mmmmm toast with butter and honey :)
great list darling

Jakki said...

BEAUTIFUL LIST...I thought I was the only one who like the whir of my shutter! Or really any camera shutter since I just came from browsing some stores for a new camera...

!LIVE!

Pastor Sharon said...

Nice . . . I do love the simple things in life and this really helped reel me in after a looonnnng day at the office.

Now, for that porcelain cup and saucer to have my hot tea in. . .
Good night!

Relyn said...

Ooo... I love trading books with people I know. It gives you another insight into them, doesn't it? I liked your list.

staceyjwarner said...

hot tea in porcelain cups...I like that.

much love

Kat said...

love it! "discovering beauty in a fallen tree"... wonderful. :)

Bumpkin Bears said...

such a beautiful list, I love to take photos too and always study fallen trees too! Hugs, Catherine x

Carol said...

Lovely list! Have a wonderful weekend!

rxBambi said...

very nice list! I love sleeping as well. Right before drifting off when you can feel your body totally relax... that's one of the best feelings in the world :)

Delena said...

I loved your list too. These simple things are the best!

otin said...

Just being able to connect with my friends on the internet makes me happy!

Ramen noodles are not a bad thing either! LOL