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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Happy Thoughts


farmland near my home

Things that made me smile recently....

  1. Rolls of hay on freshly mowed fields.
  2. Long evening shadows across the grass.
  3. Kitten antics.
  4. Spencer pulling up Amazon.com to show me some DVD's he wants to order.  Then waiting anxiously for The Mister to come home with the mail to see if they have arrived.
  5. Alex, all smiles, as we drive to school.
  6. Starry nights.
  7. Crickets chirping through open windows.
  8. Cool mornings and hot coffee.
  9. Tomatoes fresh from the garden.
  10. Quiet days at home alone.
  11. Seeing the very first leaves turn orange.
  12. Morning fog.

49 comments:

  1. Love the morning fogs too. so peaceful and relaxing. especially if I'm not driving in it :)

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    1. true...I love to see it rolling in the fields...not across my windshield! ha.

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    2. I love to wake up and look out my window and see it and hear the crickets and smell the fresh hay. Such a peaceful way to start a day.

      Was reading your side bar - Enjoying solitude here as well :)

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  2. Beautiful photo and wonderful things that made you smile! May you have many more happy moments.

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    1. why thank you jill....I hope the same for you!

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  3. Cute about the DVD's: ) I agree about the starry nights and sounds of crickets. We're sitting on the patio as I type enjoying both. Have a great night!

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  4. Your list made me smile. I think that picture is so striking. So much history lurking in it. Waiting for the mail...hope the DVD's were there.



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    1. not yet on the DVD's....but he started waiting the minute we ordered them. lol....

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  5. i noticed a few leaves today....ooo fall is coming...i can not wait....sigh...smiles...love the old barn too...

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    1. oh, my favorite, too...just like you! Can't wait for the crisp air!

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  6. That's great that Alex is smiling on his way to school.

    And it is nice that Spencer lets you know what he wants... how cute that he is anxiously awaiting for the goods to arrive. Hope it doesn't take too long.

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    1. Well, they haven't come yet...but it did say 7-10 days...and it's been one day. haha.

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  7. such a beautiful perfectly you list.

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  8. Betsy I love this picture is perfect:)

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    1. thanks, dear...isn't it lovely?

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    2. Yes and I love it!
      I love cold mornings too are nice and sometimes in summer I love swim in cold mornings:)

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    1. why thank you, christine! Just simple things...but that's why I like them! :)

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  10. Those are some pretty hard to beat Happy Thoughts!
    Four, Five and Eight really put a smile on my face.

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    1. true....you can't beat happy kids and coffee!

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  11. Hi sweet lady...all these things that make you smile...make me smile too! Life is so good if we just stop and look up! :)

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    1. I know they do...you notice things like that, too! Love your post today, too! :)

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  12. I love that you love those simple things of life! Enjoy!!! XO

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  13. Love happy thoughts and wish that would be all we ever had. I wish you many days of happy thoughts.

    God bless.

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    1. thanks, Mrs U...hope your day is full of wonderful things, too!

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  14. Yeah be glad when the heat goes
    Until the stupid winter woes
    Laughed about the dvds
    Hopefully in the mail the breeze
    And get there soon
    Hopefully the fog doesn't last until noon
    That would be a pain
    And it could mean scary creatures are in it ready to invade your lane haha

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    1. haha I have enough scary creatures living with me now
      haha just don't tell them. Holy cow. lol.
      And you know I love winter and fall
      the summer heat can just leave the hall!

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  15. LOVE your list.
    Can't wait to hear about the guys school experiences.
    LOVE Spencer Amazon stalking! SO cute.

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    1. we've had some great weather. I love this time of year. September is even better! Looking forward to lunch soon!

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  16. The other day a flock of geese flew over head in a perfect vee. They were so close I could hear the flapping of their wings. I smiled, tucked it away, and added it to my list later that evening. :)

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    1. Geese fly over our house like that on the way to the lake on campus. It's always fun to see! I've heard those wing...so I know exactly what you felt and heard...so very cool! A nice little gift!

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  17. Yes, those are indeed happy thougts; they made me smile, too.

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  18. Fresh tomatoes??? Yes, please!! I'll bring the mozarella and olive oil ;)

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    1. ooh...yes, please...let's have a party! :)

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  19. That is a wonderful picture Betsy. And add a No 13 - good friends who have never met.

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    1. alan, you are just so sweet. Really. good friends, indeed. xo

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  20. I love your happy thoughts! they make me happy too! - thanks
    Mary x

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  21. Love the pic and your happy thoughts made me smile.

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  22. How lovely, to have so many happy thoughts...just got back from a walk...beautiful balmy evening, and a near perfect full moon...long weekend coming up...kids will come to the lake...swimming...perhaps a bonfire...very happy thoughts indeed...all the best Betsy :o)

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. thanks linda...I hope your weekend is lovely...sounds like it will be perfect!

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  23. Love the positioning of the house in the bottom far corner with so much sky.
    Speaks volumes. It just wouldn't have been the same if it was cropped. (takes notes)

    Beautiful and amusing thoughts.
    7. Crickets chirping through open windows.
    8. Cool mornings and hot coffee.
    These may go hand in hand for me as the crickets seem to linger far into the mornings.
    I wonder if they haven't noticed the sun was up. Perhaps they missed that memo.

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    1. You know, Deb...I took several shots of that house centered, closer, etc. And this one, just like you said, was the best....just the vastness of the sky above it was my favorite part!

      I do miss that cricket sound in the winter!

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  24. Lovely! And as no. 10 testifies--all easily enjoyed hermitting too!

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