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Everything Good is Simple

“Everything good is simple …” ~ poet Nikki Giovanni.

Simple Branch by Mother Nature

The leaves rustle underfoot. Panting can be heard from all sides like an approaching wind. Dogs are amazing in their capability of living and enjoying themselves “in the moment”. That moment — those moments — out along the trails with … come to think of it, I hadn’t counted them all. There were about 7 or 8 dogs plus two of mine. The only thing that might have made the day better after the refreshing walk in the woods would have been standing before a crackling fire and poking at the embers with a stray branch.

There are a multitude of quotes that can describe the simple feeling of being and enjoying the moment. I’ll rustle one up among the leaves for you …

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ย ~Confucius

How about a second one? I love this one:

โ€œIf you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.โ€ ~ Georgia O’Keefe

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Don - November 22, 2011 - 7:57 am

I like the deep tones in this interesing work of nature. The comment and quotes are top-flight things to think about.

Frida - November 22, 2011 - 9:56 am

Nature is a tru artist. This is good. Well seen and captured.

Kelly @ JAX does design - November 24, 2011 - 12:49 pm

There’s something about walking the dogs that’s just so relaxing – I love seeing their happy faces and wagging tails as they run and play ๐Ÿ™‚ Your photo is really beautiful & intriguing, and I love the quotes – the first one especially. As humans, we really do over-think things, don’t we? We could learn a thing or two about just enjoying the ride from our dogs ๐Ÿ™‚

Steve - November 25, 2011 - 11:50 am

I enjoy the excellent tonality in this image. As I recall Diane, you were moving to a warmer climate about now. Have you done that?

Cicerosings - November 28, 2011 - 6:10 pm

Even the best recipes are the simple ones!

The Garden Ms. S - November 30, 2011 - 8:21 pm

Love this photos. Don’t even have to know exactly what it is – just beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚