Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sunday's Simple Pleasures


"Sunday's Simple Pleasures". I decided that perhaps this would make for a great weekly posting!  After all, this day of the week seems to hold a uniqueness that the others do not seem to possess, don't you think?  Whether it's attending church services to get a weekly dose of inspiration and guidance from Someone greater than ourselves.  Whether it's knowing that within a few hours of rising you can almost taste those pancakes or smell the aroma of coffee served at your favorite breakfast place.  Or whether it's an early start, heading out to a flea market with anticipation of finding treasures as the thrill of the hunt just tickles you!  There are so many reasons why Sundays bring such satisfaction.  It opens our eyes to the minute details of the day!


My simple pleasure this Sunday???


*The stillness of the house as I quietly got dressed before anyone else stirred.

*The fact that my loved ones, though sleeping, are close at hand and I, alone,   
  can see the shadows of their presence from the previous day.

*The day in its waking moments with the light changing from the grey of dawn
 to a clear and crisp brightness. Shooting random "spotlights" here and there
 leaving me awestruck at the contrast between light and dark.

Today, I got to cherish those moments as I needed to get an early start. I was heading off to the  flea market! Gingerly, I tip-toed down the stairs making sure I didn't land on  the spots that creaked.  Just as I neared the bottom, my eyes darted across the living room.  What I saw was absolutely breathtaking!  A bold stream of light, coming from an easterly window, shining brightly... and I mean, BRIGHTLY!... on the tabletop vignette. Everything else was cast in shadows except for the photo of my middle son when he was two and two old photos of my aunt and uncle.  



 See how the light made my uncle's photo look like a negative?  There was no retouching of this.  That was what I was privy to see while the rest of the world was just starting to stir.  What a blessing to have witnessed nature's light show!


This might seem trite. This might even seem silly.  But for me, these are the 
unexpected moments I love!  How about you?  Did you take time to savour 
the details of your day?  I would love to hear about it!

15 comments:

  1. I totally agree on loving unexpected moments and there can be so many if we just look around. Every day is a gift to be enjoyed and appreciated. Take a deep breath and enjoy.

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    1. Such sweet comments... thanks for dropping by!

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  2. Great post but, even better photos! Wow I love the light & how you captured it so perfectly! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week. HUGS!

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    1. Some day I hope to get a "big girl" camera! But for now, my point and shoot seem to work ok. Thanks, Charlene ..... !!!

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  3. the light is so pretty! i love the candy jars! my bag is so pretty...i can't wait to use it...thanks for making me a winner!
    xo~hope

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    1. I'm so glad you like the bag!!! I was so tickled to send it out to you! Hopefully, we get to get together this fall. That would be so much fun!

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  4. Love how you've captured the light. really lovely.

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    1. It really helps when something truly captures your eye and feel it needs to be shot. Thank heavens I did as within 5 minutes the light had totally changed.

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  5. What a beautiful way to begin a day....with such a grateful heart and a bright light to warm it.
    Loved visiting your blog Kadee!
    Hugs
    Diana

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    1. So glad you dropped by, Diana! Thanks for leaving such sweet and thoughtful words!

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  6. How beautiful! I love the morning light, it spotlights what is really important...Love your blog!
    xo
    Cindy

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    1. So glad that others enjoy this time of day as much as I do! I was just taken away with how distinct the contrast was between the light and shadows! That was too good to pass up and not take a photo!

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  7. Hello,

    Your blog is beautiful. I was just visiting Hope at "Thoughts of Whimsy" (She had left me a comment and followed my blog early this morning), and I saw her post about the giveaway gift she had received from you. So, that is how I found your blog, and I am glad it did - it's simply lovely!

    I also love simple pleasures such as time by myself in the quiet hours of the morning ~ mornings are my favorite time of the day.

    Light and dark contract ALWAYS excite me, and I am amazed by your wonderful photos.

    Lastly, I thought it was funny, you describing how you were careful to avoid the creaky spots ~ that sounds like me when I walk down our hardwood floor in the hallway.

    I am following your blog.

    ~Hope

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    1. Hope... what a lovely message! Thanks so much for dropping by and I will return the favor!

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  8. Silly? Trite? Anyone thinking so certainly is missing many small wonders, as well as the grace and beauty that surrounds one daily! I too am delighted by a shaft of sunlight, bird song, or a gentle breeze that lifts my hair. I have a quote in my kitchen that says, "There is great joy in simple pleasures, Great poetry in a pot of tea."
    Shawn

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