Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Simple Summertime Contentment....

A basketful of vegetables fresh from the garden...still warm from the sun, set on the table in the kitchen, ready to make a simple dinner...

A beautiful page on the August Gooseberry patch calendar...reflecting what's sitting on my kitchen table...

Sweet gifts to savor from a good friend...


A lawn freshly mowed...grass so cool beneath my bare feet.




Laundry hung on the line dried in the breeze, pressed by the sun...



Watching a doe and her fawn playing way out in the field just before sunset...

These are the source of contentment for me this beautiful summer day.

What brings you contentment?


11 comments:

Sue said...

Joni, I think we like exactly the same things. Its the simple things that bring the most contentment. I loved your photos!

Suzy said...

I just love your blog.. it is such a breath of fresh air to come and visit!!! Thanks for sharing!
Suzy

Twisted Fencepost said...

All the simple things in life!
Just as you listed.
Love that Craig Morgan song!

angelina said...

I just made a post similar to this reflecting on how much i enjoy living in the openess of the country...i love my clothesline and i love my farm...little as it is, I love it! Thanks for sharing

Kathie Truitt said...

Hmm, what brings me contentment? My new grandbaby, listening to the crickets every night, summer nights, the anticipation of fall, oh, yes - YOUR BLOG!! Thanks for always posting such wonderful pictures of your life. You know i love you, Joni!

Patty said...

I loved this post and I love your blog! I miss having a clothesline. I enjoy fresh veggies from the garden, I write on my blog a lot about it's the simple things in life that mean the most.

I find contentment in a beautiful sunrise or sunset. I live near the Smokey Mountains, Gatlinburg and I can see the mountains as I drive into our neighborhhod. Fall is my fav time of year and I love to drive around and see the different colors on the leaves.

Have a blessed day!
Patty

Happy@Home said...

This is such a lovely post especially for this time of year. I love your first photo of the vegetables from your garden. It doesn't get much better than that.

Country Dreaming said...

Hello~~
What a beautiful post. I'm not sure what it is about this time
of year that brings on a reflective time must be the transition form summer to school and Fall.
What brings me contentment is knowing that my family and
friends anre happy and healthy!
Melinda

Anonymous said...

Beautiful music, being outside in the garden (if there are NO snakes in sight!), eating homegrown food, reading of other's contentment and LIFE! :)
Blessings, Aimee
Love the clothesline photo--good colors!

Paula said...

I just popped over through Twisted Fencepost and have to tell you how beautiful your blog and your farm are! I've so much enjoyed my visit and will certainly be back for more!

Honey said...

Contentment to me at this season of my life is my two daughters being at home with me....and my fuzzy kitty cat. Being with close friends and family is fantastic too! :)