Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thursday's Simple Pleasures

Early morning birdsong.

Blue skies are back.

After several days of dust, the clean up is certainly not a pleasure, but absolutely necessary if I want to invite the outdoors in.

A visitor stopping by for breakfast.

Coffee, orange ginger marmalade on toast with cheese and a new doily just off the hook.

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply and gratefully -
never from making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For more simple pleasures, please visit Dayle at a Collection of This and That.
Project Simple Pleasures2



glor said...

Good morning. Such pretty pictures and so inviting ... no trace of dust storm here. Breakfast looks like simple elegance, love the doily. Not sure, but I think it looks familiar. Have a wonderful day / evening. Blessings.

Marilyn said...

Oh more dust and pretty blue skies..and Jingles helping with the cleaning again I see!!! and that doiley isn't the only the hook...breakfast looks yummy!
Have a wonderful day Tammy...

Linda said...

Looks like your day is off to a great start! Especially the blue skies. :)

Claus said...

Simple pleasures indeed!...especially the blue sky, something we are having here as well! :o)
have a lovely day!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Great simple the words "never making demands whatsoever on others"...I need to put that into action.

Susan said...

Hi Tammy...Was that Jingles who wanted to join you for breakfast? Soooo sweet. It's true that gratitude makes like even more precious. Susan

Dayle said...

Ah, Tammy ... this post (and that quote at the end) filled me with a sense of calm. It's amazing how even though our outer world may be hectic, we can still have inner calm, just by recognizing the simple things in life.

Diane said...

Simple pleasures indeed. These all look like delightful pleasures. Life's what you make it. If I came to visit you Jingles would be a most welcome guest on my lap. However, I've found that if a cat thinks you want to pet him he'll get snooty. But if you hate cats (like some people who could never be my friends) they're all over you. Have a wonderful day Tammy. Diane

Kay K said...

What a lovely post I love the pictures !!!

Doni said...

Simple pleasures are just the best! I really enjoyed your post. :)

A Cottage Muse said...

Tammy I think I have gained quite a few pounds looking at all the yummy food you have been posting lately!!

Debbie said...

It all looks wonderful. I'm welcoming the blue skies too!

And now, I am really craving a piece of toast. This is the second simple pleasure to mention it. This one did me in since marmalade is my topping of choice.

Simply, pleasurable!

Cindy said...

What a great simple pleasure. Thanks for sharing with us.


Ms.Daisy said...

Like Debbie, I'm hankering after a piece of that toast with the cheese and orange marmalade...yummy! Love the pictures and your cat is beautiful!


LuLu Kellogg said...

OK, now I want toast with cheese! Off to the kitchen!


Brenda Leyland said...

Seems we both were eating toast with yummy toppings today. That ginger marmalade sounds heavenly.... and your doily 'just off the hook' makes a very pretty background.

Lovely to meet a new friend who loves the simple pleasures in life.

Here's wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places.

Denise said...

Yummy! That marmalade sounds delish!

Jane said...

I love how you always have such a happy and optimistic attitude. I need to slow down and take some time to enjoy some of the simple things!
Great photos.

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

Ah..such a peaceful start to the day.
Lovely images and thoughts :-)
Thaks for sharing breakfast with us Tammy!
blessings to you ..Trish

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful pictures from your side of the world! Love the quote you ended your post with!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, T! Hope you will come back often.

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Anonymous said...

Glad you are seeing blue skies today. We have had a lot of dust too, so not surprised to hear that it is invading Kuwait too!! It is getting HOT here. It was 41 this morning. YIKES!! Your birds looks too happy to be visiting you! Hope they are not teasing Jingles too much!!

Love ya,

Serena said...

Lovely post, Tammy....I especially liked the morning visitor pic. I've never thought of trying marmalade with cheese on toast. It looks delicious!

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