Simple pleasures


Caitlin Kelly at Broadside posted a list of simple pleasures. This is a good idea to spread around. Here are some of mine:

  • Fall leaves.
  • Preparing a daily pot of tea.
  • Interviewing passionate, intelligent people about what they know and do.
  • Hearing cedar waxwings.
  • Handspinning.

Tour de fleece day 11, finished skein 1 of 10 for a sweater.

Marian and Brenna size up a comb tooth

  • Listening to Classical music.
  • Swimming in a lake.
  • Writing a poem.

Cloud of birches

  • Fresh tarragon, lemon verbena, lavender – any herb from the garden.
  • Crawling into bed with a good book an hour before lights out.
  • The smell of a muddy March day.
  • Paying bills.
  • Sitting on the dock at the cottage.


  • Eating a fresh Ontario peach.
  • The view from my office window.
  • Hearing forest sounds at night through my office window.
  • Washing my hands with cold water on a hot day.

What are some of your simple pleasures?


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