Thursday, March 3, 2011

Simple Pleasure: Blue Skies


After enduring day after day of dark, dreary weather this past winter, seeing blue skies becomes a major simple pleasure.

One day recently, I grabbed my trusty little Kodak pixel digital camera and fairly flew out to the back porch.  It didn't matter that the air was still chilly.  The blue sky above had to be photographed. So there I stood, without a jacket, and snapped the most beautiful blue sky one could imagine.

One lone icicle hung from the porch roof.  I strained my ears to hear the sweet sound of a bird but none came to sing. They were all probably huddled together to keep warm. Or, if they're smart, they're probably still down south 'til the weather turns warm.

After taking pictures of the blue sky, I beat it back into the house to keep warm.

In any event, blue skies got my cheers this week. How about you?

 Dayle, from the blog "A Collection of This and That" sponsors today's Simple Pleasures party in which Writing Straight from the Heart is participating. Please take a minute to check out all the other simple pleasure entries by clicking on :(http://alittleofthisandthat2.blogspot.com/  ).

ISN'T IT WONDERFUL TO FEEL GRATITUDE FOR SIMPLE PLEASURES?

18 comments:

Sue said...

Beautiful blue sky, Susan, great shot of the icicle. The birds are on their way.
Thanks for sharing.
Sue

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

When I took the dog out this afternoon it was sunny, the sky was blue and I could hear a bird singing - it was wonderful! Then, like you, I beat it back to the house LOL!!!

diane stetson said...

"Blue skies shining on me, nothing but blue skies do I see, bluebirds singing a song, nothing but bluebirds all day long" etc.

ANNEMARIE said...

Its so uplifting to see some blue sky. Right now my sky is grey, grey, grey..xx

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

Great photo, Susan!
Snow and bare branches against a blue sky-just gorgeous!
blessings..Trish

sarah said...

I love what you wrote at the end ...feeling gratitude for simple pleasures...and your picture beautiful.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Great picture...oh the snow on the tips of tree and the beautiful blue sky...it just makes you smile!

Claus said...

I say we are lucky and blessed to find pleasure in simple, daily things. In this world of technology and busy days of work, people often take the small things for granted, and at one point forget to even take a glance. The most wonderful feeling of happiness and gratitude is found in the simple things indeed. We should never forget that.
Beautiful sky!!
have a lovely day!

Shanae Branham said...

I love your perspective! I have started a blog to celebrate just this kind of perspective. It is seeing the good out of the disappointing experiences in our lives. I think this post would be perfect for my contest. Take a look. triumphandtears.blogspot.com

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful photo and yes I try to remember to find joy in each days simple pleasures. hugs, Linda

Canadagirl said...

Ohhh yes those blue skies give hope to spring coming! A wonderful simple pleasure this is. *grin* We are still covered in snow and today we have blue skies too. Oh what a wonderful simple pleasure this is! It just gives joy in my being when it is sunny and blue.

Blessings<><
-Mary

Angel said...

I'm with you. I've started seeing beautiful blue skies recently and they are a great simple pleasure!

It's Just Dottie said...

BEAUTIFUL ! When I look up at the blue sky I just know Heaven is going to be a wonderful place .

Chatty Crone said...

I love blue skies like that Susan - yes it is a simple pleasure and it does raise my spirits. I too think about how wonderful it will be in Heaven. sandie

Dayle said...

Oh my ... blue skies is one of my all-time favorite thing. Your photograph is gorgeous!

Donna said...

Hi Susan! Lovely blue sky photo. And we are in for SPRING like weather for the weekend. I think we all deserve it after this New England winter! Enjoy... Donna

Barb said...

Hi Susan
Blue sky - Icicle - snow - bare tree........
What a beautiful way to show the changing of the seasons,and the promise of beauty to come.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

LDH said...

Pretty blue skies always lift my spirits!

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