Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Simple pleasures


Produce stands opening again are a sure sign of spring.
In our valley, we hold them dear, not only for the local produce they sell, but as a social hub, a meeting point.



Neighbors rendezvous after a tour of the flower fields for a piece of fresh halibut and some seedlings for the garden. Perhaps a carton of organic duck eggs (remember, you are not in the city here.)

And an ice cream.

You can not leave without a cone.
It would almost be a crime.


A decadent cone, too, is a rite of spring.



This is the stuff of which memories are made.

A lifetime of  happiness consists of relishing these small, daily joys
and seeing them for the treasures they are.



Too soon the last drips are licked.
The light is turning golden.
I tuck the sketchbook and camera back into my purse
and we head for home.

Content.
Simple pleasures really are the best, aren't they?


3 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

gorgeous. Simple and unadorned, but stunning. Brought joy to my heart, and I especially love this: A lifetime of happiness consists of relishing these small, daily joys
and seeing them for the treasures they are.

XO

your appreciative friend.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Sharyn - yes these are the very best times...gorgeous photos. Now too I must go find some of that delicious looking ice cream (you know it is my favorite food). Take care and may you find many more simple pleasures.

Jeri Landers said...

I love your town and would certainly relish an ice cream cone. Duck eggs? no thanks, have plenty of those!