We are all so busy living our lives that sometimes it's just good to take a look around us at the simple things that bring us pleasure. Some are small material things, but many are there for free, if we stop and open our eyes. I try to do this regularly as I think it helps me be grateful for what I have. It is also a great thing to do after a tough day at work. My day job at times is very hard but very satisfying. The simple things put my life back into perspetive after seeing all the difficulties I find my patients face. They help me to stay strong, focused and be of some useful, positive help to them. I also think it keeps me sane for my dear Hb. It is also such great fun!
These have been some of the ones I have found over the last week or so and I captured my "images of the moment" with my new camera......
I also received something special in the post (a secret for the moment) with the sweetest card, which made me smile so much, yes friends are the best!
Billy loves watching ladybirds doing just this as he dozes in the sunshine in the garden in the summer.
Now here is an image of the moment which makes me salivate - I took this photo at lunch time on Saturday......it is no more as I ate it pretty quickly!
He only produces hot cross buns for a few weeks before Easter and I then have to wait a whole year for another one. They really are the best!
I also own a pretty little pot which my Hb bought for me many years ago at the Covent Garden, London craft market. I call it my "Season's Pot" as it features scenes of each of the 4 seasons. I have this pot in my kitchen and I display the face towards me showing the particular time of the year. I was delighted this week to turn my pot away from winter and show this side..
I also have witnessed my potted acers bursting into leaf in the garden.
The new spring colours in these delicate leaves are so bold and beautiful.
Down at the Ponds further signs of spring are appearing everywhere. If you look closely (click on them to enlarge) there are 2 ducks in the bushes beginning to build their nests
We also witnessed the "super moon" at the weekend where the moon was the closest to the earth for 20 years.
We were over at my parents that evening and spotted the moon through the trees in their garden..
It was a clear evening so the view was perfect. I love the way the branches are silhouetted in front of the moon in these photos.
That is a moment I will not see again for many, many years but it was one that I really savoured.
I wonder what are your "images of the moment? Try just looking around and seeing the little things that really do give us pleasure. Sometimes they are around for some time, others just literally for that moment. Whatever they are I hope you find some to smile at and they bring you as much pleasure as mine brought me.
Sending you some of the wonderful sunshine we have been enjoying this week, wherever you are.
Bye for now,