REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Monday, August 12, 2013

Musing on Simplicity

One look at my computer "nest," and it's easy to see that nothing is very simple in my life right now.  I'm doing the final report for a big grant my organization received for a 4-year restoration project....and I really don't know how to do the financial part of it!  Two days from now, my husband and I leave for the other side of the state where our youngest son will be married on Sunday.  That means I need to hire someone to water 18 or so pots and baskets of flowers, not to mention my husband's four beautiful tomato plants that are loaded with fruit.   I would welcome some simplicity. Henry David Thoreau completed his statement:

“Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.”



Joining with Nancy's Tuesday Muse and Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday. 

Edited with kkGrungedUp texture



19 comments:

Carmel said...

Lovely image..the words are just perfect for it.

Sirpa said...

How dreamy, peaceful image! Beautiful!

CATHY said...

so pretty and a good reminder for me as "simplify" is my word for the year...good luck with your very busy week ahead!

Anne Payne said...

Yes! Simplicity is best. Oft times I am too busy, filling up my days with stuff. Thank you, Evelyn for a short but convicting post! Have a wonderful trip :)

Nancy said...

I hear you girlfriend! Hoping things settle down soon for the both of us. I miss our little back-and-forths as well. xo

Henrietta Hassinen said...

If life doesn't seem simple just now your picture is simple and beautiful. Thank goodness I have so good neighbour that they do the watering and taking post etc. never no worries when living somewhere.

Lisa Gordon said...

This is beautifully simple, Evelyn, and I love the softness of it.

A very big congratulations on your son's wedding!!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

sometimes simplicity can be just finding the ordinary in the midst of chaos. When things get out of control for me I find that focusing on just the one thing I am doing and putting all other worries away while I'm doing it helps. I love your photo. It exemplifies simplicity.

Stephanie said...

Simple Beauty! So soft and lovely.

Robyn G said...

I agree, Keep It Simple Silly (KISS).

Soemtimes, easier said than done, but we shall try.

Daryl said...

exquisitely so

TexWisGirl said...

do enjoy the wedding!!!

Terri said...

Lovely image and the quote...oh I wish I could simplify!

Nancy said...

Perfect marriage of words and picture....I think simplification is hard and an on going process..at least for me....It seems to be a process instead of a one time event....

Kerri Farley said...

Lovely image! and I sure can relate .... I need more simplicity in my life!!

aenee said...

Such beautiful simplicity !! ♥

aenee/Lily

barbara l. hale said...

Gorgeous! Perfect illustration of the idea.

bailey-road.com said...

Such a beautiful image, Evelyn.

Ida said...

What a beauty you've captured here. It's elegant in it's simplicity. - I do hope the wedding is a joyous time for you and relaxing too.