Such Simple Pleasures

Taking a walk on a Spring afternoon,

down a pretty country road,

spring road
and capturing

nature's best, along the way.

Even the broken things in life can become beautiful, if we open our eyes to see.

Recognizing the beauty all around me and memorizing the moment.

Appreciating the things that are free in life, like bringing home a stack of new books from the library.  Enjoying a cup of tea and and something nice to read.

Admiring the sunset and being thankful for the simple pleasures in life.

and then I get to write a post and share what I have collected each day with you.

Such simple pleasures,

spring collage

I am truly blessed.

Just like a lullaby, the sweet simple pleasures can comfort our souls.  We are blessed with so many things, and when we think about what we have...thoughts of what we are lacking seem to vanish.
 The name of the song for this post is Lullaby for A Stormy Night.

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Textures in many of my photographs are from Kim Klassen.

Spring Serendipity   Using Kim Klassen's Serendipity texture on a photograph I took yesterday enjoying the Spring weather.
Lisa said...

A beautiful post Karen. How important it is to stop and smell the roses. Lovely photo's.


ArtsyCanvasGirl said...

Such a beautiful collection of images! Very peaceful and serene. i love your balloon images in your banner! xoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest! Yes, simplicity is my mantra these days, in fact, for a while now. I do not want to miss the beauty and important things around me because I am too busy or self-absorbed....I want to run on THE SIMPLE PLEASURES!!!!

Enjoy your day, Anita

Beverly said...

Good morning, dear friend.♥

It is the simple pleasures in which we must seek and find joy. They are abundant and they are free. We all have so many blessings in our lives. It requires an open heart to recognize and enjoy them. But, we must lest the difficult things will overwhelm us.

Thank you for sharing your simple joys, your open heart and this glorious post.

Susan said...

Hi Karen...Loved your post today. So true, too. The simple pleasures are often the best. Great photos, too, and lovely music. Have a blessed, "simple pleasures" day! Susan

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Karen,

What a great post! There is so much truth in these words...we should all stop sometimes and "smell the roses".

~ Gabriela ~

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a lovely walk. Thank you for taking me with you.....It looks like you picked up a wonderful selection of books to read at the library!

Vee said...

Now that's a wonderful walk! You live in such a beautiful community quintessentially New England. Your photographs are amazing and stir the mind and memory.

Cedar said...

Wow! What a lovely place to walk and such gorgeous photos! I love libraries! My absolute favorite of your shots is that last one--stunning!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Just gorgeous! I love the weeping willow tree...and that big stack of library books! I have several on request right now but I'm reading a book by Kate Morton, The House at I am happy! Have you read any of her books? I think you would like them! ♥

Cottage Rose said...

Such a lovely post,, and gorgeous photos,,,


leaweaver13 said...

your phots are fantastic! I love going for a walk and photographing nature. veronica

Chris Graham said...

Your post is incredible. A "feast for the eyes". Thank you, simple pleasures to me are one of the vehicles to joy and gratitude. I also love "free" , the library is one of my second homes!!

Elyse said...

beautiful images, karen. i love taking out big design/decor and cook books from the library. enjoy!


Dolores said...

How right you are about enjoying and taking in the simple pleasures of life..... they warm our soul.....and they're 'free'....

Karen... your pictures are so beautiful!!!!!

Hoping your week is going well!

A Rosy Note said...

What beautiful views! Such pretty photos too :)


Martina said...

What a beautiful spring inspiration - love it! How nice to be on that walk with you. Hope your day is lovely!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Karen,
What a wonderful post full of Spring inspiration. Your pics are fantastic. You are such a great photographer. Living simply with uncluttered days give so much joy.
Don't want to miss a minute of the beauty around us.
Enjoyed my walk with you.
Have a special weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Terri said...

Karen, your post is heartfelt, grateful and beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.

Dee said...

Such beautiful pictures!

Your new follower

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

You are so very right. This is a wonderful post...m...