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Simple Pleasures on a Cloudy Day

It’s a cuddly sort of Saturday morning, dark and cloudy and quiet with the hope of rain. The sort of day where everything is leisurely and gentle, nothing rushed or harried.

It’s a day for meanderings through the gardens, checking on the progress of baby kale, sturdy cabbages, and prolific radishes, peas, and parsley.

Of strolls to chicken pens collecting freshly laid eggs and scratching the ears of dogs eager for some loving.

Of morning naps, coffee breaks with slices of strawberry tart, and snuggling under blankets to lose myself in a new mystery, favorite magazine, and a few squares of dark chocolate.

What are some of your simple pleasures? xo

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Carmen Damocles - I like to read and draw. But even for these, I agree I’ll need something this video describes: quiet.

Agness - I agree with Turkey’s For Life that simplicity is always the best. Amazing pictures!! 🙂

TuulaR - Gorgeous photos as always Krista! Am thinking I might go home and dig into that dark chocolate bar I have in the fridge 🙂 that’s one of my favorite simple pleasure as well! bon weekend 🙂

Anna Johnston - I try to look at life this way… everything is a simple pleasure. Hope you are swell lovely one, sending you one giant big hug. x

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl - This post actually made me smile and look forward to a cloudy day. Not sure if anything is better than some reading and a bar of chocolate…

Cathy - They sure are Krista 🙂

Krista - I’m bundled up nicely on this chilly morning, @kimlivlife:disqus With a tall mug of cocoa beside me. 🙂

Krista - We will always get along well then, @LauraTravelocafe:disqus , for we will never want to sneak each other’s chocolate. 🙂

Krista - A dear friend told me about her, Tracy, and I’m hooked now. 🙂

Krista - I can see that being very relaxing, @disqus_v9uRgGTGfe:disqus 🙂 I hope you have a lovely time doing that today. 🙂

Krista - Hooray! I’d love that, paradis. 🙂

Krista - I think so too, @joanneeatswellwithothers:disqus 🙂

Krista - I am SO happy that any future trip to Oz will include visiting me, @disqus_WseMqaTPwi:disqus ! 🙂 I will love that SO much. 🙂

Krista - I’m so glad you like them too, @GourmetGetaway:disqus 🙂

Krista - Are you watching the Commonwealth Games, @tandysinclair:disqus ? Bear and I sure enjoying them. 🙂

Krista - Quiet moments to read are sheer bliss, aren’t they, @wanderingsheila:disqus ? 🙂

Kim - Liv Life - It’s just so strange to be seeing your winter as we are in full summer. I’ve known winter was in your area my whole life, but since I’ve been following you more closely it is just so much more real! Love your seedlings. Seems you have similar weather to us, just opposite. Stay warm my friend!

Laura @ Travelocafe - Everything sounds great, but i would still go maybe for white chocolate instead.

Tracy A. - Oh, Louise Penny is one of my favorite mystery authors! You are starting with the first one – her latest (and 8th or 9th in the series) comes out in a few weeks -‘I can’t wait!

Maureen Shaw - I find taking the dog to the park and tossing the ball very relaxing. I might do that today. 🙂

mlleparadis - coming to visit you of course! it saves me a few calories!


Joanne (eats well with others) - These simple pleasures are some of the best things in life!

Gourmet Getaways - Your simple pleasures are in fact the best, Krista! While other people indulge in gadgets or cars or whatever, you hold the ones are the true gifts of nature 🙂

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Jackie Smith - You always bring a bit of joy and an ‘ah-ha’ moment to my life with each of these posts. I had just looked out the window and thought, “Oh no, is the sun not coming back today?” and was heading towards the grumpies when I read this and thought to myself, ‘let’s go find some simple pleasures today’ whether it rains or not. And I had just said to Joel, that if we get to Australia again I don’t care what the itinerary is as long as I get to meet you somewhere along the way!

Tandy Sinclair - Today’s simple pleasures are doing nothing other than watching sport and reading. Enjoy the rest of your day Krista 🙂

Cathy - Sitting down to read something – be it a magazine or book is one of my favourite simple pleasures Krista. Sounds like you’ve had a fab day.

Krista - A terrace where you can see the world sounds absolutely marvelous, @turkeysforlife:disqus 🙂

Turkey's For Life - Simple pleasures are always the best. We just love to sit on our terrace watching the world go by. Will never tire of it. 🙂

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