Wednesday, January 27, 2010

simple things



the old clock that doesn't work, but looks so pretty with roses beside it
how small my hand is in my husband's
cuddling with kiki in the morning
trees, in every season
a perfect, ripe, fragrant, rosy mango


a little cup with stars on it
fresh bedding
a full pantry
long family naps on sundays
deep breaths


white pumpkins and a wooden chicken on the windowsil
strong legs and obliging feet which carry me
eyes that see
deer and rabbit tracks in the snow

brown glass bottles of organic milk wrapped in newspaper waiting at my door every thursday


a pocket full of oats to throw for birds on walks
stones and clouds shaped like hearts
kneading bread
autumn in new england


a parcel in the mail with my name on it
louis armstrong
warm soapy water
the humble scent of geraniums
my husband telling me "good job" and "i'm proud of you"



visit soul aperture to read her simple things, and see links to other bloggers who are sharing their simple things today. and please, post your simple things, too. for every 'simple things' post, christina will donate $1 to a good cause in tragedy-struck haiti.


one more simple thing i love and appreciate....
this community.


xo country girl


TODAY, ONE YEAR AGO: ...they make our lives whole 





49 comments:

  1. "Eyes that see." Yes. I love this, and the scent of geraniums and a pocket full of oats and . . . oh, your list is lovely, my friend. I know, too, what you mean about being grateful for this community. It is a true blessing. xoxo Gigi

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  2. Darling Dawn, funny to think we're so close right now! So beautiful here. I love your simple things list, will try & write mine too. Thanks for the beauty of your blog. xoxo Rachel

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  3. Hi Dawn,

    This is a lovely post, so sweet & true. I agree with so many of them!! I also wanted to tell you from one of your previous notes that, during the campaign, my hubby was so worried that I would run away with President Obama:). Of course, I never would :), but he is quite amazing!
    I hope to write a simple things list as well. It's funny, I'm on vacation, but couldn't stay away from the blogworld!!
    Have a good day:).

    xoxo,
    Blair

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  4. P.S. Many thanks for the kreative blogger award! :) I will put a lot of thought into it and post it when I get back. It was a pleasure learning 7 new things about you!

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  5. awww...it is true, the simple things do bring a lot of pleasure...I need to remind myself of this often...I like the one about your small hands next to your husbands. I used to compare my thumbs next to my ex-boyfriend's thumbs...always amused me... xxx

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  6. Absolutely beautiful! Taking deep breaths and soaking it all up.

    One love.

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  7. your simple things are beautiful.

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  8. Wonderful list, Dawn!! So many simple things on your list are also the things that bring me pleasure every day! It's the simple things that make our heart sing!! Thanks for that inspiration!! Love, SIlke

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  9. Dear Dawn, Thank you for your lovely list. I come to you from Christina, who shares her love with so many! I especially loved your mention of Sunday family naps ~ ah, yes...

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  10. so happy to be here today..a lovely list...

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  11. simple things, simple habits, old and new (kneading bread) thrills... beautiful! xo

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  12. you leave me with a warm heart and a smile on my face. your list is beautiful...thank you for an inspiring start to my day....
    xo.
    k

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  13. What a perfect list, I found so much happiness just reading it! Simple, wonderful pleasures, all of them!

    Thank you for this joy!

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  14. Hello! My first visit here via Christina's Simple Things...your blog is GORGEOUS! And this post is full of sweetness and delight...Thank you for sharing. Happy Day :o)

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  15. I'm another first time visitor who ventured through the door of Christina to find your simple lists and what a charming list it is.

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  16. "trees, in every season"
    you bring me such beauty.
    deep sigh
    xoxo

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  17. It looks like we enjoy so many of the same things. And I love the way you wrote about them.

    Deep breaths, a parcel in the mail with my name on it, Louis Armstrong, how small my hand is in my husband's. You made me feel grateful for things I hadn't even thought of!

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  18. the frangrance of ripe mangoes... mmmmmmmm

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  19. "fresh bedding and long family naps" Like this .....


    S

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  20. Milk waiting at your door....swoon~
    and kneading bread....love it!
    Sweet sweet list.
    Thanks for sharing and stoping by to read mine :)

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  21. This was so beautiful. I'm amazed how just listing the simple things in life create instant poetry. It has been wonderful visiting these posts today ... it is warming my heart.

    Thanks for your visit.

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  22. I so enjoyed reading your list of Simple Things! It was my fist time participating and I am learning so much through it.

    happy day!

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  23. Satchmo! That's what I'm talking about.

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  24. Oh my gosh, this simple things list is beautiful! The cuddling with kiki line brought a big smile to my face! What a cute pup!

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  25. What beautiful things that you talk of. I wish I could visit you just to see the little white pumpkins and wooden rooster on your windowsill.
    Blessings to you Dawn!
    xox

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  26. Oh this list just made me smile...all of it. Every single item. And the photo of the clock and the flowers?!? Bliss. I have a new clock I bought last week but have yet to put a battery in it, so it's on the wall making a lovely vignette in the corner where it sits, stuck at the same time...perhaps this is why I haven't yet added the battery? I don't need time to move, I like it just where it is!! xo

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  27. Trees, we both said trees. Bottles of milk make me go back to my childhood when milk delivered to the door was common. The milkman would often come into the kitchen on a cold winter day for a cup of coffee and conversation. Thanks for prompting that lovely memory. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.

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  28. A beautiful list. I enjoy many of the same things!

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  29. Strong legs and obliging feet which carry me and eyes that see...how very true. I love this list.

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  30. Oh my goodness...what a wonderful list! Throwing oats to the birds on your walk! :)

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  31. Fresh bedding, long family naps on Sundays, a perfectly ripe mango...those are all such GOOD simple things. Brown glass bottles of organic milk wrapped in newspaper waiting...where do you live???? That sounds absolutely blissful! :)

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  32. PS: I also wanted to tell you that I think your book-in-progress is a wonderful idea. The cover is terrific! I bet you could make some extra $ doing commissioned work of beloved pets - all in the same fashion as the Kiki book cover. There's also a market for paitings of dogs so you could do your own thing if you didn't want to take on commissioned work. Just a thought. I think you're a talented illustrator/painter. :)

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  33. I love your list....especially "eyes that see"....wow, we take that for granted and we shouldn't.....

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  34. beautiful list and the photo of the old clock..very nice

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  35. wonderful list...white pumpkins and a wooden chicken ...love it! :)

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  36. My dear friend...all of it...perfect.....

    you are a treasure in my life....

    how lucky we all are to have each other...

    sending love across the ocean.....

    kary
    xxx

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  37. A truly beautiful list, I am so glad we had this simple things day so I could meet you and visit your blog. Look forward to popping by again soon, Hugs, Catherine x

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  38. Not sure what I am doing but twice I have tried to leave a comment! Third time lucky I hope! Your list is lovely. I especially love trees in every season and fresh bedding!

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  39. Hurray it worked! Lovely to meet you.

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  40. It's a beautiful list and a beautiful blog too.My first visit here and I think I'm going to come again.
    Thank you for peeping into my blog.

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  41. Eyes that see... Lovely indeed! All of it! And I don't like my pantry anyway but full!

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  42. meeting you through Kamana ... a gift

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  43. I am inspired as I was by 'Happy 101' which I am STILL thinking about, but this time, I followed through. Thank you for pointing me in the direction of soul aperature, and for having a heart and soul big enough to hold all these simple things.

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  44. Oh. Your image is perfect; just beautiful. I love it, too because I also have a clock that doesn't work. But, I keep it because it is so beautiful. Your list was amazing and inspiring. Thank you for sharing it. It is so very nice to meet you.

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  45. Love it so much - your list is one of my favourites. :) Just beautiful!

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  46. such a beautiful and inspiring list! thank you for sharing! Your dog is so gorgeous! Have a fabulous day! :)

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  47. I immediately recognized the "deep breaths" and the word "organic." Your breathing my song..(smile). Thank you for stopping by and I'm sorry I'm just now getting here to say hi! Your list reminded me how much I want to stay true to myself! I simply love. I simply am. Thank you for the inspiration!

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