"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Little things

"I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all." ~
Laura Ingalls Wilder

 This tree-lined street that brings me home everyday...

The way they would rather wear just underwear, than anything else...

The way a colorful basket of yarn brightens, while waiting so patiently...

The way the change on the table is a sign of the little one learning to count...

The way a picture, sent by a good friend, brings laughter for the fun we had together...

And the way thoughtful friends leave beautiful, supportive comments for another in need...Thank you for all your warm thoughts yesterday, you all make me smile :).

with much gratitude and love
xx oo


  1. Love! It is this recognition and gathering of beauty that makes our lives more beautiful always!

    So glad you are feeling more yourself...

  2. Love the trees and the quote. I have one huge old oak on our property and it's my favorite. Not sure if there is a picture or not, I'll have to look. Remember, there is a lot to love in this world. Thinking of you today my friend, have a beautiful day.

  3. Those little things can be so inspiring! Such a beautiful street, and a beautiful family. Glad things are feeling a bit warmer today! xoxo

  4. All these little things made me smile too!
    I want to curl up on that lounger and knit too! How divine!!!!!

  5. Wonderful! I'd love to jump in that nice cool pool!

  6. Yes, yes, it is the little things. Why is that so hard for me to remember some times???? Thanks for this beautiful reminder.

  7. i love this post! i need to see yesterday's... my kid always wants to be in his underwear too - i was like that too as a kid... love that tree lined drive and your basket full of yarn. but, that last shot made me smile!!! that's something only another photographer like myself would do. so fun isn't it?

  8. Your little things are always so inspiring. Love that color and the way you get that shot (that's you yes. I find myself on the ground a lot too), and I love that her underwear is on inside out!

  9. What a gorgeous street! So glad you're feeling loved and the love for home today :-)

  10. Yum, MJ. I am coming over right now. See you in, oh, about 24 hours?!

    I love every single one of these photographs. I loved your post yesterday, and that today, here are the small, good things that bring you joy. I love stopping by here, feeling the energy that comes from your images, your thoughts. I am so glad (and so very thankful) to know you, MJ!

  11. Laura was right, of course. Your trees are gorgeous, so stately and storied. I love these little glimpses into your days. Thank you for sharing!

  12. nice.

    those trees are BEAUTIFUL!

  13. MJ, I know you're yearning and ready for something different, but someday you will wax nostalgic for that tree lined street! Lovely post my friend. : )


  14. Lovely, lovely! Those trees are amazing.


“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
~ George Bernard Shaw