simple traditions

life gets so complicated. busy, crazy, overwhelming.

the simple things keep me sane, through pattern and repetition
become my traditions, grounding forces in my life,
little habits that soothe and comfort.

tea in the morning as i stroll through my garden.

cooking dinner with my husband, he grills while i cook vegetables.

a snuggle with a cat, soft fur and purring.

cinnamon toast before bed every night.

a good book and a quiet night on the couch.

planting old-fashioned flowers i started from seed.

letting my dog take the lead on a walk around the block.

watering my garden and watching dragonflies dance in the mist.

spending time with my family with food, love, and laughter.

sitting by a fire, outside in summer, inside in winter.

five words in a gratitude journal.

simple things.

traditions that make up a life.

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  • Frida July 21, 2010 at 9:38 am

    I love your textured images would like to know how to make them 🙂

  • Skye July 21, 2010 at 9:56 am

    That sounds like a very balanced & beautiful life! Kudos!

  • justine July 21, 2010 at 10:15 am

    saw your creative sunday photo, love your blog and photos

  • elk July 21, 2010 at 11:26 am

    a list that can bring you away from that overwhelmed and crazy feeling…and WOW what a stunning photo

  • Kathryn Dyche Dechairo July 21, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Beautiful photo . . . I have to stop every once in a while to really appreciate the simple things.

    Like you its nose nuzzles and the contented purr of my cats.

    My husbands goodbye kiss in morning and a warm hug as he walks in the door in the evening.

    A moonlit night where the moon luminates the sky.

    Cake . . . what can I say I have a sweet tooth.

    The sun on my face, the wind in my hair . . . .

  • camilla- Bloom July 21, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    For some reason I don’t picture your life as crazy or you being overwelmed. Everytime I visit your blog..there is such a sense of calm and so much beautiful wisdom that I experience here.
    Cinnamon toast…yum.

  • Carrie Schmitt July 21, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Love reading your posts. This one made me smile as I thought about all my small daily rituals that make up my life. Thanks for making me remember to recognize the small moments that add up to the wondrous.

  • Brooke July 21, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I saw your photo over at the sunday creative…I love it! Your post was beautiful as well!

  • Amie July 22, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    LOL I love how you’re advertising a giveaway for SILVER earrings with a B&W theme for You Capture. Kinda funny how that worked out, huh?

  • Jen Higgins July 22, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Beautiful shot!

  • July 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    That photo is just gorgeous!!

  • Amber July 22, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    What a great editing job!

  • Sabrina July 22, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    what a GREAT shot…LOVE your editing. I must learn how to apply textures. Totally frame worthy!

  • Brooke July 22, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    BEAUTIFUL post!

  • courtney July 22, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    SOOOOO beautiful!!!!!

  • Hollie July 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! I love your edits!

  • Tara July 23, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    This is so beautiful! Great job!

  • Jaime July 24, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    very lovely the picture and the writing!!!

  • danaberlith July 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    that is a beautiful image, in a beautiful post! 🙂

  • kim August 3, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    beautiful image and a post that i truly ADORE. love every morsel!

    you are AWESOME!



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