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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Simple Joys

Hello Again From The French Hen's Nest,

  When I woke up Friday morning, I had a to do list in my head.  And while accomplishing it, I had a relaxing in the moment kind of day.  I took time to enjoy what was around me, and the beauty in small things.

While the clothes were washing, I sat in the most comfortable swing ever.  They are shaped like an egg, and so comfortable.  Sitting in the trees, the temperature was around 65 degrees, and I must have sat there for at least 40 minutes just relaxing. 

  After that the garden needed to be watered.  The tomatoes are blooming, a pepper ready to be picked, one volunteer zinia blooming, and hundreds are coming up fast, and so are the weeds.  A little weeding and watering, and back to my list.  I find great joy in watching the progress in the garden.  A flower given to me by my sister during our last visit has pretty purple blooms, and brings her to mind every time I see it.

 On to the next project, painting the front door, and the railings.  It sounds like a lot, but those of you who paint often, know that these projects take very little time.  Oh what joy when the door looks new, the railings match the door, why I have a new porch.  Sometimes when taking a break, I sit in the rocker, and have my coffee, and marvel at the difference a little paint makes.  Even painted the neighbors door, it needed it worse than mine did.

I could go on and on, it was a marvelous day and so much was accomplished.  I'm going to share some photos of projects, and some of the things that brought joy into my day.  Hope that you are having a wonderful day full of joy.

 Freshened up front porch

On a cool morning, a lone fisherman 

 Rapahannock River 


 A baby bunny making a daily visit

Newly painted dark green door
Most comfortable swing ever

 What is more beautiful than a magnolia

 Always have geraniums at the door

Fresh basil and tomatoes everyday

Another geranium

My favorite chair

  Nothing smells like linens dried in the fresh air


Many tomatoes and blooms

Volunteer first to bloom

Favorite place to relax

Thank you so much for the visit, hope that you've enjoyed my relaxing, yet productive day.  

Till Nest Time,


Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Inspiration Monday @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Masterpiece Mondays @http://californiacoastalhome.blogspot.com
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop Tuesdays@ Cedar Hill Farmhouse
and Worthing Court
Before and After Wednesday@ The Dedicated House

Share Your Style@ No Minimalist Here
Think Tank Thursday @ Joyful Homemaking
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Furniture Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Open House Friday @ Bermideen's Tea Time Blog
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique
Show and Tell Friday @ Romantic Home
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Stylish Friday Finds @ A Stylish Interior
What have you Redone @ Redoux Interiors
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Party Junk @ Funky Junk Interiors
Bouquet of Talent Party @ Life On Lakeshore Drive
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Sunday Showoff @ Twig Studios

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