Friday

Simple Things and Great Pleasure

I have found that some of the simplest things have given me the most pleasure. They didn't cost me a lot of money either. They just worked on my senses. Did you ever pick very large blueberries after a summer rain Walk through a grove of cottonwoods, open like a park, and see the blue sky beyond the shimmering gold of the leaves? Pull on dry woolen socks after you've peeled off the wet ones? Come in out of the subzero and shiver yourself warm in front of a wood fire? The world is full of such things. 
 ~ Richard Proenneke

I'm adding to his list of simple things:  Birds Singing, Bees Buzzing, Butterflies Fluttering
What are some of the simple things in life that bring you great pleasure?

Happy One Suggested I add this to my Nature Store - so I did!  
Click HERE to see this as a NoteCard 

22 comments:

Steve Borichevsky said...

Stunning, Kerri!

Catherine said...

Although I have seen a lot of them, the butterflies have been very uncooperative when I have my camera with me this year. LOL!

Fantastic photo Kerri!
xo Catherine

S. Etole said...

What a fantastic shot.

Laloofah said...

Thank you for sharing this incredible photo, gorgeous butterfly, and wonderful quote with us! I'll add a few of my favorite simple pleasures to your list - Autumn colors, the sound of wind in the trees, a cold glass of water on a hot day, the feel of the sun on my skin (especially on the first warm day of spring), wildflowers, the enthusiastic welcome I get from my dogs whenever I come home. :-)

laura.forestdreams:) said...

beautiful shot!! the butterfly looks like she's been through a lot!!
and YES, i have done all those things in your quote!
have a nice weekend!

Danielle said...

Oh boy is that shot gorgeous!!!!

Happyone said...

Oh my that is gorgeous!!! Have you made note cards out of it - if not you should. That just might be my favorite all time butterfly photo.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love the angle in which you captured this. Some of the simple things that bring me pleasure are as you said,flower,birds and the smile of my Granddaughter.

Julie G. said...

Gorgeous capture, Kerri! The colors are spectacular.

TexWisGirl said...

wow, kerri. this shot is just stunning!

Liza said...

Beautiful! Happy sky watching.

Still Cloudy

Hilary said...

I love the perspective of this shot, Kerri. It looks larger than life.

Barb said...

Apparently we aren't the only critters who enjoy sky watching! Gorgeous, Kerri!

moe lauher said...

Very, very nice - I would be interested in the specs for the photo. Thanks for sharing

Ellie said...

This is a gorgeous shot - how do you catch them. Any time I try the minute I go to click the shutter they fly away. :))

Mary said...

I love the quote and that photo has such a perfect angle. Looking from the butterfly point of view :-) Great shot! I get great pleasure from watching any birds go about their activity, beautiful flowers, animals of any kind, water flowing or standing still, sunsets, just about anything in nature...and it is all free! God is good!

John's Island said...

The smell from a freshly opened bag of coffee beans! Nice post Kerri!

Alice said...

Beautiful close up of the butterfly, love the quote that accompanied your photo. Have a nice weekend.

Daniel LaFrance said...

So pretty, its a wonder more people don't stop to enjoy life's treasures.

forgetmenot said...

An amazing photo, Kerri. Do butterflies just "sit still" for you!!!! I love all those "simple" pleasures you listed--they all make the world a beautiful place. Mickie :)

Misty DawnS said...

Glorious! Spectacular composition!

'Tsuki said...

Your butterfly skywatcher is amazing ! It happens also to be one of my favorite butterflies.

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