1. Such truth in your words. We really must slow down and pay attention to the gifts that God gives us each day. He wants us to take notice and to be thankful and appreciative of the simplicity of beauty that are from him.

  2. You are so right. We need to pay attention to the little details, and small pleasures. I live in the woods. I see the beauty all around me. I have been here 20 years and always get excited when a deer walks through.

  3. You always say it so well. I think when I really started to use my camera to search out things we normally didn't pay much attention to, I saw the world in different light.

    These pictures are awesome!

    Jane xx

  4. Beautiful Brenda. What a joy it is to feel the warmth of the morning sun dancing through the wind swept trees as I sit by the pond, the fresh smell of rain, the amazing songs the birds sing…these bring a calm to our hearts and a peace to our soul; God reminding us that He is close, always with us.

  5. Beautifully expressed…and my day will much better because you reminded me of all the blessings of the day…thank you!

  6. You are so right — a raindrop on a petal is worth stopping to see. A favorite memory from childhood is the first drops of rain on the dirt and gravel road that rain by our house. I was fascinated that the raindrops disappeared, but left behind little round footprints in the dirt. There was a tangy smell in the air. Then, more rain would fall and I would run inside and watch the rain run down the windowpanes. I was amazed that water fell right out of the sky! Being older and having access to weather reports 24 hours a day doesn't make the rain any less amazing. Thanks for stirring up pleasant memories.

  7. Your right rain is just as beautiful as the sun, just in different ways! So many people do not have peace in their hearts, I am working on mine. I love the rain, and we had our deck covered this summer and use barn metal roofing. Everyone told us it would be too loud, but I love it, there is such a sense of security and comfort hearing the rain drop hit the metal tin roof. It makes me smile!

  8. Love your title today!! So true, every single word, and imagine the reality, when your PHOTOS are this beautiful!


  9. Brenda, it seems in order to be able to see the beauty around us each and every day you have to have some peace in your heart. I am so glad you are able to see so much beauty.

  10. I also love watching and listening to the little things of beauty that happen everyday in nature Brenda..I find now that the days when I take the time to stop and observe these little miracles around me are the the days when I feel most content since I have gotten older..All the big things in life..marriage, childbirth, divorce, are all done and behind me so I look to the little things to make me smile and make me feel in touch with the world..sad thing is they were there all along..I just didn't take the time to stop and see them..

  11. Well said Brenda! There is beauty all around us and taking the time to look and listen is so important. I am appreciative of my life every day!

  12. You are so right, Brenda, and you taught me these things over the course of three years while reading Cozy Little House. Thank you so much!

  13. Brenda, no truer words have been spoken. It is not the big things but all the little things that make us truly happy.
    One of my favorite quotes is: Life Is Not Measured By the Number of Breaths We Take, But By the Moments That Take Our Breath Away (unknown)

  14. Yes, those are beautiful photos but not nearly as beautiful as your heart felt message. Thanks for sharing it and I will remind myself of our words. Often I look but I do not SEE.. more seeing would be to my physical. mental and emtional benefit. thank you Brends.
    ps wrote you an email– I was having a scary manic moment.. better now so ya dont have to write or call.

  15. Brenda, I love your photos. Some times it is absolutely is the simple things that make us happy. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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