October 14, 2015

Savouring Simple Pleasures

The valley below our home is a riot of colour.

“See what happens if you commit yourself to loving life. 

Begin by remembering to pause and savor the simple pleasures. 

Have the intention to hold gently the difficulties. 

Open your heart to the life of this moment and discover that joy is never very far away.” 

- Tara Brach, “Radical Acceptance”

Sunset at Haines Lake, a short bike ride from home.


  1. That quote is simple, yet profound - lovely. And the second photo is just stunning. Who needs to own anything when you have that in your 'backyard'.
    I'm going out to plant root vegetables now - I'm so looking forward to it I don't even think I'll bother to change out of my pyjamas!


    1. Gardening in pyjamas sounds like freedom to me. Happy spring and happy gardening.

  2. A beautiful quote and beautiful pictures. Simple pleasures are truly priceless. Pam in Norway

    1. All I have ever wanted is to be in nature as much as possible. Fortunately you don't need much to make that happen. Just a willingness to go slow enough to see the beauty that constantly surrounds us, but is difficult to see when engaged in fast-paced modern life.

  3. I just LOVE these photos, so beautiful and peaceful with such powerful words.

    Thank you,



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