Friday, May 04, 2012

Simple Country Pleasures

            I've been so blessed by knowing some amazing blog buddies, it's truly a honor to call them friends! One of them is Lea from Shabby Olde Potting Shed, we clicked from the start! Her blog is so inviting, like a favorite chair, and very inspiring and always uplifting!! Now, I'm not tooting her horn, just praising our friendship!!! She surprised me with this photo this morning on Facebook and it just made my day!!!  So, I had to share it and it inspired this post! When I started my blog, I had the hardest time coming up with a name for it, then one day, out of the blue, it came to me! I love it when that happens, and Country Pleasures was born! So, holding true to that title, I'll share some of my latest, favorite yet simple country pleasures today:

The sweet smell of honeysuckle in the mornings....
 Flowers blooming everywhere, even the weeds are pretty!
 My shabby shed full of seeds sprouting.
 Sweet surprises in the mail that make me giddy!
 Purple Martins checking out the house for rent! lol
 Watching the grand kids catching butterflies in a jar.
 Working late in the garden and spying new growth.
 Gardeners who share their seeds and cuttings.
 The quail calling to each other across the fields.
 Meeting a new person who feels like a old friend.

       I could go on and on, but you get the idea! I hope you go out and find your own simple pleasures, taking the time to notice them keeps them around even longer! Feel free to share yours with me, spread the feel good feeling with us! Happy May!!!



  1. County pleasures is the perfect name for you charming blog. Lea's gift is wonderful. She is so creative. I can see why the two of you clicked from the beginning...I do believe you are soul sisters :)

  2. I agree with Dee -- you have the perfect name for your blog! It's always a happy place to be. And Lea IS such a special person, isn't she???? What a dear! And I loved your list of "simple pleasures!" Just soooo swwweeeeet!

  3. Hello! I've just found your lovely blog via Rebecca Dorne Diaries! I've really enjoyed having a read and have become a follower..what a great name for your blog!! Looking forward to more! Have a lovely day, Marina x

  4. Hello Sue,
    It is the little things in life that truly give me the most pleasures. ;o) You are so right that we need to take the time to notice them everyday. I am thankful that we are blog friends.
    Smiles, Paula

  5. Dear friend,
    I loved reading your simple pleasures this evening. Ahhhhh so refreshing and I felt like I got to share right in your day with you!!! I'm imagining those seeds sprouting in your shed, and wonder which weeds you're thinking are pretty. I've been tending a few weeds here that I think are pretty and I have a hunch you'd know what they are? One is a trailing vine that grows all over and is kinda feathery with purple flowers and grows little peapods. It's a simple pleasure to my soul too.
    Thank you for your kind words... our FRIENDSHIP is so dear to me! You've blessed me so many times I lose count... but your sweet spirit and warm and wonderful ways inspire and lift others. Like that "love your neighbor" thing! ;) You do it well! AND I'M SO THANKFUL for YOU! Little Susie... our country pleasure! I'm dreaming of your quail and butterflies in jars. What a fun Grammy you are!


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