Thursday, October 09, 2014
Slicing the perfect apple and sharing it with loved ones.
Noon sunbathing on a cozy blanket on the lawn.
Taking a walk to the mailbox at sunset and hearing two Great Horned Owls calling to one another under a full moon. (Listen here)
Grandchildren coming over for a visit.
Hanging clean laundry on the clothesline for a fresh-air drying.
Eye-ing sheep (shearing their faces) in preparation for winter snow and frost.
Yellow and orange Calendula flowers that persist through cold nights and little water.
Bees who are sucking up every last bit of nectar from their flowers before they wither and die.
The earthy smell of decaying fallen leaves.
Pulling up big orange carrots from the veggie patch as we need them.
Cutting fresh lettuce from the veggie patch.
Finding more pullet eggs in the nests each day.
Selling the last of the lambs today.
Fresh-baked apple pie from Dad's apples.
The low sun shining into my kitchen windows.
What are some of your favorite simple things?
It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
~Laura Ingalls Wilder