Thursday, April 3, 2014

Little Things



It really is the little things.

-A cat (or two) curled up next to me while I read.

-A good book ... this week a police procedural:  Roseanna by Sjowall and Wahloo.

- Stepping into Musashi's Garden (my postage stamp backyard) and smelling orange blossoms. The citrus trees are full of blooms.

- Coming into the house from the garden and smelling like rosemary and basil.

- I'm used to seeing Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal, their blue jay, dove and sparrow friends,
but when I looked out the door yesterday I saw this little guy and his friend.
I grabbed the camera to try to capture this little house finch, but all I got was cute little tail feathers. Perhaps they will be back today.


house finch

Wishing YOU well and much joy!


Little by Little
Thank you, Kim!

23 comments:

Sylvia said...

Yes, it is the little things in life that makes us happy!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Each and every one of those things sounds wonderful!

Pondside said...

Isn't it magical, how the little things come together to fill one up?
Thank you for your visit and concern. I hope to be back up and running - back to normal - soon!

Willow said...

It really IS the little things that make me most content .

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post and photo and listing the sacred in the ordinary of 'little things' ~ grateful reminder for me ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol

Dorothy Borders said...

I have been enjoying the Sjowall and Wahloo Martin Beck series for a while now. Hope you enjoy Roseanna.

And congratulations on your new visitor - a House Finch. Wonderful birds!

Kim Cunningham said...

It's a wonderful time of year that makes you feel revived! Love your little bird! Such a sweet one!

Vee said...

Simple joys are always best... The aromas you describe...oh to even smell something "green" would be good enough.

tiarastantrums said...

yes, I think I would enjoy smelling of basil as well!

jinxxxygirl said...

My nose is in another Stephen King book....... i just finished 'Cujo' and now i'am reading 'Insomnia'. Lovely post ....... thanks for reminding me to notice the little things.... Hugs! deb

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Little things end up being the big things. Cats and books and nature--some of the best things! :-)

My Little Home and Garden said...

It is the little things. I'm getting used to my foster puss's morning greeting and demands for petting (happily granted).

aspiritofsimplicity said...

what a sweet little bird. I am so looking forward to smelling the garden on me when I come inside. It's not quite warm enough for that here.

Ida said...

Sweet little bird. Some great things to be grateful for. I bet the citrus blooms smell fantastic.

Kim Stevens said...

Don't you wish they knew the command....freeze! ;)

Tomoko said...

Hello,Snap.
It is a sweet bird and puts smile on my face this cloudy morning here.
Have a happy day!

Michelle said...

It really is the little things.

Dina Lettre said...

Such a sweet little thing!

Gillena Cox said...

Little things can make big differences, have a nice Thursday

Much love...

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The Artful Diva said...

nothing wrong with shakin' tail feathers! great capture :-)

Barb said...

I like all your simple pleasures, Snap. Preferably with a cup of tea!

Martha said...

It IS the little things! Great post!