Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Simple pleasures


There are so many simple pleasures to enjoy at this time of year- from a walk down towards the sea enjoying the changing colours of the sea against the abundance of blossom.....


The flowering of the sea kale


Views along the sea shore



Stopping at the local farm shops and buying good local food from the people who produce it.


Driving along lanes edged with cow parsley...........



 Enjoying watching our pets having fun......

Admiring the flowers in the garden......

NB the wisteria wasn't in our garden unfortunately!

 and the wildflowers growing closeby......


Taking in the views of the landscape drowned in the evening light....



What simple pleasures are you enjoying at the moment?
Sarah x

39 comments:

  1. I've been watching a pair of wagtails building their nest, flitting back and forth with moss, grass and goose feathers

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  2. You really do live in paradise!

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  3. Love your journey from sea to country in your photos Sarah. I'm sure I recognise those trees on the hill from our journeys down towards Poole. Next time I spot them I'll shout "Those are the trees"! lol :-)

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  4. What I enjoy? My garden, the birds singing, the babybirds calling her parents, drinking a tea (from Britain) outside, talking to a friend in the garden.
    Your pictures are lovely, I like seaside fotos so much.
    Next month I will enjoy the shore of aberdeenshire for some days, with view at the water. I can't await it.

    Sigrun

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  5. Largely the same things - watching all the plants and flowers coming to life at this time of year is beautiful. Lengthening evenings. Fresh summer food coming into season - asparagus now and soon strawberries. The first picnics and barbecues of the year. It's a great time of year.

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  6. You've made me heave a big happy sigh, it all looks amazing. I'd love to be that local food producer, living by the sea, doing things simply. My simple pleasure right now is a big mug of rooibos tea and the early morning sunlight before everyone else wakes up. CJ xx

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  7. Your pictures are all amazing, but my favorite is the sweet little kitty.

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  8. Lovely pictures, representing some lovely pleasures. So much better than battling through the traffic on the M25. My simple pleasure is standing at the base of the tree in which I built a nesting-box, listening to the chirping of a brood of baby Bluetits!

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  9. Beautiful pictures of where you live Sarah - loving the photo of Twinkle and Tavi nose to nose. May is such a lovely time of the year.

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  10. I'm praying for some nice weather this weekend so we can take a stroll by the sea with our guest who are arriving!!

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  11. Beautiful photos, I love this time of year so much :)

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  12. Great pictures of a lovely life. I am about enjoying the same simple pleasures, but no sea in my surroundings, that takes me half an hour drive. But I too love walking with Snarf in our lovely countryside, watching the growing and blooming plants in my garden, my greenhouse, the blackbirds even coming into my kitchen, the jackdaws nesting in the dovecote, there is so much to enjoy.......Love this Life!

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  13. And I am sitting here GIDDY with joy seeing you and Tavi, Sarah! I was just thinking of you last night and here you are. I am going to the sea in June, and I am taking many photos to play with and to remember. I TOO enjoy these simple pleasures, like watching the creatures enjoy themselves. Blessings of FUN to you! Anita

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  14. We have so many lovely places to visit in the countryside and coastal towns...lately we haven't gotten out as much as we usually do due to DIy for daughter at her house, but hopefully soon we can get out and about the countryside and enjoy the fauna and flora! Your beach photos remind me that I've haven't been for a beach walk in a while...

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  15. How lovely! and your pets are so adorable together!

    Thank you for the beautiful photos xox

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  16. Yes, simple pleasures are often the best ... right now, seeing our little grandson (two at the end of this month) fast asleep on the sofa after his lunch! Seeing the roses come into bloom, ditto the paeonies, having breakfast in a local bistro (is that a simple pleasure, or not, because we pay for it?), sleeping in freshly laundered linen that has been line-dried, a simple tomato, red onion and basil salad with crusty bread, enjoying a 'new' book or magazine with a cup of coffee, baking (and eating!) lemon drizzle cake, switching off the television and enjoying peace and quiet ...
    Margaret P

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  17. Dear Sarah,
    it´s always a pleasure for me to visit your blog and watch your beautiful photos.Have a wonderful springtime at the sea and in the garden.

    Lot´s of love, Barbara

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  18. It looks like such a wonderful place to walk in, I'm enjoying the simple art of dog walking & admiring the cow parsley & hawthorn blossoms x

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  19. It all sounds lovely and relaxing. I especially like the idea of stopping in at the shops to buy from the local people. Your pets look so happy!

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  20. Hey Sarah,
    At this very moment I am enjoying the simple pleasure of a quiet house ;)) It doesn't happen often here. Gorgeous photos. That tree in the golden hour of light is just perfect.
    Leanne xx

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  21. Similar things to you: cow parsley along verges; blackbird song; long evenings; roses beginning to bloom; mugs of tea on the bench in the back garden and anticipating the return of the house martins! Thank you for a lovely post :)
    Cathy x

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  22. Dear Sarah,

    Beautiful photos of the sea, landscape and your gorgeous garden - love all the pretty flowers and plants.
    Also how sweet to see your pets having fun with each other - aren't they lovely to watch.
    Hope you have a happy week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  23. Sarah, this was a beautiful post. The simple pleasures of life are the ones that count the most. Right now I'm enjoying the warm days and all the wonderful things that go with them - tea on my front porch, kayaking on the lake, vegetables growing in my garden, and all the beautiful colours that surround us as flowers and shrubs bloom. It looks like Tavi got his summer haircut!

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    1. Yes Tavi had his summer haircut last week and then it turned really cold! I had to give him a thick blanket in his bed to compensate for the lack of fur! Sarah x

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  24. Wonderful photos, as always! Loved seeing Twinkle and Tavi together. ☺

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  25. Enjoying the simple pleasure of sitting in the back garden in the sun, reading books and drinking tea.

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  26. Thank you for all that - it was like being there!
    That sea kale is amazing, and I love the cat and dog romance.
    Currently I am enjoying visiting the park (to see the tree I am following and everything else), and watching out for baby birds in the garden - so far a starling and three baby great tits.
    Keep up the great work - it's a breath of fresh Dorset air...

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  27. A wonderful post with fantastic photos. I am enjoying the simple pleasures of walking in the countryside, using my camera, crocheting and reading. xx

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  28. I came back from Ely at the beginning of this week. When I look at your photo's I want to go back to your beautiful island straight away and visit Cornwall and Devon!

    Have a lovely weekend Sarah!

    Madelief x

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  29. You do live in such a beautiful part of the UK, and I so envy you your proximity to the sea. But then again, I get to visit it here in your company.

    Here I'm enjoying the simple pleasure of a sit down ... it's been a busy day!

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  30. What a beautiful area you live in. I've been enjoying walking my dog across the barley fields (they catch the light so), chatting to my children, the changing seascape here on the Kent coast, gardening - all the growing that's going on!

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  31. Very pleased to have found your blog and I look forward to more. What a beautiful place to live and gorgeous photos. I've been enjoying walking my dog and noticing the flowers in the hedgerows, a good cup of coffee while chatting to my son (who's been away on a school trip), and watching my husband lay some path edging! Have a lovely long weekend. Sam

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  32. Your photos are gorgeous! :)

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  33. I'm enjoying the simple pleasure of being home again and catching up on your blog! As they say 'East, west, hame's best.'

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  34. I miss the simple pleasures of the countryside so much! I try my hardest to keep life simple here in London so for me it's early walks on Hampstead Heath (admiring the meadow planting and picking elderflowers), listening to birdsong outside my windows (starlings are so noisy!), seeing my artichokes flowering and wondering when to pick them for dinner; last weekend it was watching red kites wheeling overhead when I visited the Chilterns. Bliss!

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  35. The flower with the double deep purple head is an ostespermum and the argyranthemum.We always used to enjoy walking in Hampstead Heath when visiting London. It does feel like the country and the views of London from there are amazing too. Sarah x

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  36. PS to my simple pleasures -seeing the hedgerows filled with wild flowers, 'our' blackbird who sings for us each evening, and just a simple cup of tea in our summerhouse between bouts of gardening.
    Margaret P

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