Tuesday, 26 January 2010

The Simple Things

I love to join in with Christina's celebrations of the simple things, as those are the things it is easy to find and to appreciate. It takes me very little time to think of some things to share because, I think, there are just so many! Sunsets
On the way home from work tonight, I saw the huge sun hanging in the softly coloured sky as it set. I was driving and so I chased the sunset to try to get a picture. I had to climb-up to Blackheath-as the buildings lower down were in the way. I ended up where the donkeys work at the weekend. By the time I got there the sun had sunk this far but it was still beautiful.

Charcoal and paper
A simple stick of charcoal and a piece of paper-doodling! Apples
My favourite fruit. Water
The ultimate simple thing-a cold glass of water, so easy to take for granted but not available to all of us as easily as it is to me from my tap. I am always grateful for water.

Tea

Without water there would be no tea. Without tea the world would be a very sad place! This tea cosy is lovely isn't it? Another thing which was left in my brother's house by the old lady who lived there. It obviously could not be thrown away!

Making and Play
William is here to illustrate these two simple things. Buttons
Button boxes. Sorting buttons. Mmm buttons!






24 comments:

frayedattheedge said...

Hi Sarah - I love your simple things - especially the sunset .... closely followed by the buttons!! Love, Anne

SE'LAH... said...

Water. So essential, yet so scarce to many in this world.

Great list. Thanks for sharing.

country girl said...

Water! Yes! Everytime I'm thirsty and finally get a glass of water, I always think how much I love water, and how it both quenches my thirst and fills me with gratitude.
xo country girl

rayfamily said...

Great list! I love the charcoal on paper!

Renee said...

Adventure number one for this gypsy.

xoxoxo

Yiota said...

I love sunsets and sunrises alike and all the colours involved! love buttons, too.
You're right, the list is endless!

T Opdycke said...

You are so right...one of the simplest things on earth is water, yet so precious. The tea cozy is so charming. Loved your photos, too!

Christina said...

what an amazing and artful list. i can't even imagine, we both put charcoal drawings on our list. but we did! i love that!
xoxo

Kamana said...

glad to meet another button lover!! i have a box full of them and always end up buying any that i like. although i never seem to have a suitable button when i need one!! LOL.

Tracy said...

Water...tea...making...playing...oh,yes--me too! I'd love to swim in the button box of yours, Sarah! Thank your sharing you delights today. :o) ((HUGS))

Pattee said...

Hi I just found you on Renee's blog! I'm so glad I did! I love your OWOH giveaway and I'm going to go find you!

I love to see what you enjoy!

By the way I'm Pattee with the Traveling Gypsy Caravan and you can come over and take a peek

http://www.travelinggypsycaravann.blogspot.com
Cheers!

Linda Sue said...

simple things- essential things! William knows!

Gigi said...

Water--of course, and tea--of course!

And I love that you included buttons. I can't believe I left them off my list for they are truly some of my favorite things.

Your list is lovely, just like you, Sarah.

xoxo Gigi

marinik said...

love all the images you've put up with you list :)

snoopydog said...

Lovely, lovely simple things! I took two sunset photos last night too, just as ai got home and the sun was sinking behind the neighbouring house. Water, buttons and play also rank very highly on my own list of favourite simple things. Ros

jabblog said...

It is the simple things in life - and the ability to appreciate them - that makes every day so special. I really liked your photos - must get out my button drawer and gaze upon it again ;-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I enjoyed your photographs and Smple Things list! It is so true that water is the most essential thing that we take for granted, but so many in thw worls struggle to find it!

The buttons are wondeful ... you have a nice collection

kj said...

hi sarah, i'm here to welcome you to the gypsy caravan and while i'm at it tell you i always enjoy your comments on renee's blog.

you will be exempt from pickpocketing, gypsy heart sister...

love
kj

Rattling On said...

Love that tea cosy, and the buttons...

Shell said...

I love your list, Sarah. I'm an apple, water, tea and sunset loving girl too.

Relyn said...

Hey, you. I love the simple things, too. Love it. Don't we all have so very much to be grateful for?

Torie Jayne said...

Wonderful list, oh! the buttons! Have a sweet day!

rochambeau said...

Beautiful list!
xox
Constance

storyteller said...

Wonderful post ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
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