Thursday, July 12, 2012

Simple.....and sweet.....

the sweet smell of chocolate cake baking fills my cozy home....

hummingbirds zoom past my front porch as I sit on the pillow covered loveseat....

enjoying the early evening summer rain....

the herbs at the front gate have grown filling in the planter....the smell of peppermint balm dominant from the rain shower....

the birdbath showing growing circles outward as the drops hit the shallow water level...

the flagstone walkway is slick under my barefeet as I wander about the garden....

enjoying the moist air and sounds of bird life and wet car tires as neighbors arrive home from their day at work....

I'm so content.......I'm the happiest at times like this....

home......I'm home surrounded by things I love....

there's no large bank account found at this address, no fancy late model cars parked here,

the rooms are small, there's dust that can be found in each and every room...

I'm wearing my apron, pockets filled with ripen tomatoes from the not-so-neatly tended clay pots, flowers blooming in every corner of the yard and rose vines spilling over the wooden gate leading to the path of the secret garden in the back....

chocolate cake in the kitchen oven baking...... to be given to people I love...

I wouldn't trade this for all the money in the world.    

10 comments:

Sherri B. said...

This is the 'best' post with the most perfect 'pictures' I have seen. xo

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I was out walking the dog late today and it started sprinkling. Very unexpected, and each time a drop would land on the dog, she would quickly look over her shoulder. She couldn't figure out what kept landing on her!!

Leah said...

love these words....nicely put!!

JuJu said...

And you are so blessed for realizing this!

I hope every single day of your life is as good as this day was.

Mereknits said...

Lovely post, you are an inspiration.
hugs,
Meredith

Changes in the wind said...

I'll be right over for a visit:) Sounds devine.

Heather said...

Ahhh...sounds wonderful!!

Goku shrestha said...

lovely words ! :)

a view from a brown dog said...

Love your perspective and that this season of your life you are so blessed. Enjoy buddy you have earned it!

Southern_Belle_Reincarnated said...

Awww, this one brought tears to my eyes....lovely words indeed!