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The Simple Things

August 14th, 2009

Sometimes it’s the smallest things that catch make us smile. Earlier this week I harvested some tomatoes and brought them into the house and placed them on the dryer by the back door. I ran in to get something and when I came back into the laundry room I had to run and get my camera.
I don’t know what it was about the basket of tomatoes sitting on the dryer by the back door, but for some reason I had to take a photo of them. I love the light coming in the door, the graininess of the photo because of the dark room, and the blurry basket. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that bring us much joy.

What simple things bring you joy?

6 Comments to “The Simple Things”
  1. Faith on August 14, 2009 at 6:08 am

    The frosty blackberries that I just posted on my blog this morning. Same thing. I was bringing them in to bag up and the creative sap started running. Yes, that can be taken two ways. LOL

    It’s a beautiful shot, slow and dreamy; the quietness of living off the land, full of richness and color.


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  2. Chicago Mike on August 14, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Coffee in hand
    Dew on feet
    .-= Chicago Mike´s last blog ..Dazzling Color, Great Taste =-.

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  3. KitsapFG on August 14, 2009 at 8:50 am

    A moment of total quiet standing outside in the garden.

    Rows of jars of produce cooling on the counter – and hearing the occassional “ping” as they seal.

    My daughter volunteering to help pick the green bean patch – mostly so she can visit with me for a few hours.

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  4. Beegirl on August 14, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Beautiful photo.
    .-= Beegirl´s last blog ..Blogger lost my peeps! =-.

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  5. the inadvertent farmer on August 14, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Maybe it is because you would rather be picking tomatoes than doing laundry??? KIm
    .-= the inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..Friday Funnies =-.

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    • Susy on August 14, 2009 at 11:37 am


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