The Week In More Than Seven Photos

As I’ve been wandering around this week my thoughts have drifted back to my journey over the last two decades to simplify life and

the simple truth of the matter is that life often likes to make itself very difficult to simplify. One would think after the years of work and a blog dedicated to pondering the simple life

that the journey would be complete, but it seems there is always another level of simplifying just around the next bend.

Strangely enough this pandemic, that feels like it’s never going to end,

has deepened my desire for a simple and less is more lifestyle, except when it comes to my book, wine glass and coffee mug shelves which are overflowing. Things I wasn’t able to achieve on my own were forcefully accomplished during these strange days. Over the last few months when I could have been busy as a bee,

I’ve found myself content to silently soak in what feels like a crazy world many days

and stay in the moment to appreciate

a version of the simple life that I could have never planned or predicted.

24 responses to “The Week In More Than Seven Photos”

  1. Aw I love this! You perfectly capture the whole strange pandemic feeling.
    Glad you at least get to sit and muse a while. πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you!πŸ™‚ Plenty of time to sit and muse and I was reminded when thinking about this of those childhood days of playing Double Dutch jump rump and how you would stand there waiting for the right moment to jump in and I’m really beginning to wonder if I’ll ever want to jump back into society.πŸ™‚

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      1. Oh I hear you! πŸ˜€
        This is one reason I make myself go out to the local shops once a week – when I could order online – else I will totally forget how to act around other humans! πŸ˜€

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      2. While I continue to adjust and still prefer that people stay out of my bubble, Harper’s very happy she can act excited when we see people.🐾😁

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      3. Aw little Harper! πŸ˜€
        It must be so hard for social dogs! πŸ˜€

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  2. Beautifully put with such apt photos. Covid, a harsh teacher, has taught us many lessons. Some people are fast learners. Others, not so much.

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    1. Thank you!πŸ™‚ I knew we had a long way to go, but I had no idea we would be in a fourth wave this quickly and our current COVID cases worse than last summer.

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  3. Absolutely wonderful nature photos! And I love the cheese, crackers and wine.

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    1. Thank you and I’m glad you enjoyed the photos!πŸ™‚

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  4. I’m with you there. Simple living is a worthy goal. πŸ™‚
    Lovely photos!

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    1. Thank you!πŸ™‚ It feels like every month has created a new layer in this simple life journey and I’m continually surprised as my choices change.

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  5. Oh this pandemic…
    Still, beer – or wine – cheese, crackers, and a refill as required certainly help keep things simple! Or are a handy go to if things aren’t simple enough?
    Enjoy your weekend, and stay topped up – glass more than half full!

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    1. Thank you!πŸ™‚ After a wonderful few days of weather, gonna have to skip that half empty glass and go straight to the bottle with the return of tropical weather and an unhappy Harry Kane. Enjoy the weekend!😁

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  6. Such a lovely flowers , birds and wonderful nature πŸŒΉπŸ™πŸ˜πŸŒΉ

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      1. You are welcome πŸŒ·πŸ™

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