Sunday, April 15, 2012

...4.15.12...

"the ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."
-  Thomas More  





"while washing the dishes one should only be washing the dishes, which means that while washing the dishes one should be completely aware of the fact that one is washing the dishes.  at first glance, that might seem a little silly: why put so much stress on a simple thing?  but that's precisely the point.  the fact that i am standing there and washing the dishes is a wondrous reality.  i'm being completely myself, following my breath, conscious of my presence, and conscious of my thoughts and actions.  there's no way i can be tossed around mindlessly like a bottle slapped here and there on the waves."
-  Thich Nat Hahn




"when i dance, i dance, when i sleep, i sleep; yes, and when i walk alone in a beautiful orchard, if my thoughts drift to far-off matters for some part of the time, for some other part i lead them back again to the walk, the orchard, to the sweetness of this solitude, to myself." 
-  Montaigne


simple.
what a beautiful word.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.
robin.

8 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Delightful shadow shots as always, Robin, and I love the look on the cats face!! Whatever he/she sees, it must have looked tasty! Hope you have a beautiful week!

Sylvia

Kelly said...

This is a beautiful series of photos. I just love your kitty!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Oh how we love to get our photo fix here Robin! The cat ~ wonderful, the baseball long forgotten, oh-so lovely!!

NatureFootstep said...

your shots gives hope for spring. .)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Robin I am totally in love with your shots here .. especially the beautiful cat ! That is perfection !
Joy

Lighthousegal said...

Beautiful photos and inspiring words. It is always a pleasure stopping by.

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HOOTIN ANNI said...

Sorry I'm late getting by to visit. Sunday, a busy day...yesterday, no computer 'cause of violent storms.

I must say I LOVED all your images --- the kitty's eyes...oh how I love cats. But your coffee cup on the table with the reflection...that too is way super!!! In fact all the images are great.

And the quote above, at the beginning...that I like a lot. "Simple" what a beautiful word........and 'welcome to Sunday morning'....

Your rock, Robin

EG CameraGirl said...

These photos are wonderful and it shows that you enjoy many of the simple things in life.