Wednesday, June 8, 2011

real simple

during the summer, i appreciate the simple things so much more. primarily because there are two great loves of my life during these sacred months. one is a cool living room, with a glass of sweet tea, a good magazine and something sweet to nibble. the other is the little dirt path near our house, right when twilight hits. with its tree lined glory, old tobacco barns and long stretch of flat, good country.

last night was one of those great, easy ones. where i was in bed by ten with time to read the Bible and play with pablo before lights out. one highlight was this bowl of homemade strawberry pie that robert's grandmother sent home with him. full of crust and perfectly juicy. the other was the sunset we caught on our way to the little trail. an explosion of magenta against the outline of the darkening trees.


summertime means easy living, even if the living ain't always easy.

17 comments:

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Ummm...Could I just jump through the screen of my computer and snag a piece of that scrumptious looking pie? Yum!

I love the easy schedule of Summer. It's nice to not have an explicit routine to follow. Happy Wednesday! :o)

Anna said...

What a scrumptious looking piece of pie and gorgeous sunset!

And what beautiful words you have put together to describe one of the easy days.

It brings me a sense of peace as I read your post.

Ana* said...

I can't wait for my summer classes to be over, then I will sit with a glass of sweet tea, and a magazine in hand and I will probably think of this post as well.

Natalie said...

Wow! Gorgeous sunsets! Stumbled across your blog and have loved reading through it =D Summer is my favorite time of year because of all the simple things that accompany it and the slower pace =)

Shalyn said...

LOVE the photos. Now I want some pie!

Glad you are enjoying your summer so far:-)

Amylou said...

WOW! I would love to be there right now. Just beautiful. That view would make my summer sweeter too. :)

Mo Pie, Please said...

Now THAT is a sunset! So pretty, I can't get enough of the deep reds!

Nicole said...

Strawberry pie?! That sounds like the perfect summer treat!

melissa said...

That first shot is making me soooo hungry! Beautiful photos! xo

Jenni Austria Germany said...

ohhhh my gosh. this post is just perfection. the words and photos. the epitome of summer.

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Wow, what a glorious sunset! Your writing is so positive and inspiring, you never fail to make me smile :)

DaisyGirl said...

You said it so well with that last line!

chambanachik said...

Lovely, as always.

Bibi - Simple Summit said...

What a precious sunset!
reading the bible at night (or anytime) is a wonderful thing. sometimes i just open it "by chance" and let God decide what he wants me to read today and i'm amazed how He picks out passages that fit right into my thoughts that day. :)

Daydream Living said...

Hi Courtney,
Just finished reading the last four posts I have missed, always such a joy to do this, reading your words one after another with a cup of tea, know that you make someone really smile, all the way in Switzerland.... And that dream of you and Robert sounds like bliss to me, dream some more and who knows, perhaps it will turn into plans sooner than you think, anyway, I would love to come for a cup and buy books at your store, I already can picture it...lovely way to start my day, thanks for sharing, all the best,
Maureen xx

Daydream Living said...

I made a blog of the week link, you are the first. hope you like it, thanks for inspiring me over and over, Mxx

Janette said...

Why why why did you have to post a picture of that berry pie??? Ahhhh! Looks amazing! Yummy in my tummy!


Janette, the Jongleur

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