Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Simple Things...

[oscar and sadie]

I have been out of the picture for a few days as I had horrible, nasty exams to do! They are now done (as of 1 hour ago!!)...I am so relieved!

Anyway, over the last few days I came across this gorgeous blog...Christina's Soul Aperture. What a lovely girl...this is what i am loving about my new venture into blogworld..I am meeting all these wonderful's just great...I am amazed! I only started looking at blogs in March some time and a whole new horizon has been opened up to me!!

So today I am joining Christina in her little venture to have everybody share the "Simple Things" that make their lives special and bring on smiles :)

Here are mine...

The sound of my husband's laughter (he just has one of those laughs that makes everybody else want to laugh along too!)

The little notes he leaves in funny places for me to find and which are always unexpected

Warm sunshine on my face (rare!)

My adorable and loving little pals, the woofers...Oscar and Sadie - always so energetic, happy and full of beans!

Blossoms of any kind

A meal at our local Indian restaurant with close friends

Magazines ;)

Cups of tea

Cups of coffee


My mother's home made brown bread

Trees...all trees any trees...I just love trees - see poem below :)

My dad pretending not to laugh when I am trying to make him laugh

Going for a walk by the sea with B and the woofers

Having time away from work!! (the more the merrier I say!)

Making people smile/laugh holidays!!!

Check out Christina's blog to see all the other lovely people who are joining in!

Have a happy day!

Here is a simple little poem that I have loved since I was a little 'un which celebrates one of my favourite things...I hope you enjoy..


by: Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)

I thinkthat I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Simple but perfect methinks!

Bushy Park (where we go for walks) a couple of nights ago..trees..nice.


Two Hands Caricaturist said...

Interesting blogging!

Shell said...

A lovely list, Martina. Yes, Trees are beautiful aren't they. I do love them and sometimes like to hug them as well.

Jac said...

So lovely Martina, I kept nodding at the things on your list. I love the poem, (I too am a big tree fan!). I'm also amazed at just how wonderful blogland is, so many lovely people and things to look at. Happy wednesday! :)

rochambeau said...

Dear Martina,
Welcome to Blogland!!
Your list is beautiful and your tree poem, is touching! I will save this poem in my heart. When my father died, we planted his ashes with a young tree that is now mature.

Like you, I love trees!


Christina said...

Ohh, there is oscar and sadie! Give them a nice tummy rub from, auntie Christina. Wink.

"My dad pretending not to laugh when I am trying to make him laugh" How adorable is this, and how simply touching is your list.

I would love to walk in that grass amongst the beautiful trees, maybe whisper a few lines of the lovely poem you have shared. I picture how it would be during a rain.

Here's to new friendships.

Thank you~

SE'LAH... said...

loving that last shot.

walking on the beach is bliss. thanks for sharing your wonderful list.

Anonymous said...

great list! I love cups of tea. They make me so happy!

Relyn said...

Oscar and Sadie have completely stolen my heart. And your list, just seals the deal. I'm a goner.

It's so very nice to "meet" you via the lovely Christina.

Oh, one more thing. Your last picture is stunning. Really, really beautiful.

Elizabeth said...

your pups have stolen my heart too. I love the photo of them peering through the fence.

I don't think I've ever heard that whole poem - just the first two lines - but I always enjoyed it. Trees are perfect, aren't they. :)