This is such a good time to stop and really think about the simple pleasures. And I have to agree with Susan @ Blackberry Cottage, this isn't a time for realizing what simple pleasures you have, but to realize what simple pleasures you enjoy doing. I enjoy baking and photography on down time, I feel I don't get to enjoy this much, what with life going on and all. I also enjoy my kids, not cleaning or cooking, but just being with my kids, doing nothing. And by nothing, of course I mean something, baking with them, swimming, walking, sometimes we just get in the car and drive through land just to enjoy classical music and to talk.
We have a farm out in the "middle of nowhere" and I love it there! My family raises beef cattle, we have a barn, the "Car hop", a cabin, a 3 story house and all of it is on almost 400 acres. Let's not forget about the beach, docks, and 70 acre lake. This place is heaven to me, this is a place I feel, we do not get to enough. One weekend, or week, I would love to just go out there and teach my kids how to fish, take them out on a boat, walk through the pastures (watching out for huge cow patties), and check out the HUGE KFC bucket just sitting in the middle of one of our pastures. HA HA.
I love to watch the otters come up and relax in the shade, I love to watch the cows graze, and the Bermuda grass in the Bermuda field sway. We used to pick muscadines and scupadines, grapes, tomatoes, cucumbers, anything and everything. There was a creek that ran parallel with the mile long driveway through the woods, and my grandparents built a bridge and a tiny dock over it. Myself, my siblings and cousins would spend hours here, lying around talking, watching the fish and tadpoles. Ah..... But any who, back to reality, as they say. I only have one picture, the rest were put on cd's and removed from my computer, but the one that is down there is of me, my sister, and my cousins in the flowers in between the cabin and stalls.
This is one of my simple pleasures. Did I mention baking?! :) What is/are your simple pleasure(s)?