A couple of days ago I was tagged by the lovely and Talented Tina Tarnoff on her beautiful blog Thought Patterns. I feel so honored, as Tina is an incredibly talented artist and an all-around lovely person. Do check out Tina's amazing papercuts in her Etsy shop. So many of her works are on my wish list! For this "tag" I am supposed to name six (un)important things that make me happy, so here they are:
Organic Heirloom Tomatoes. I love food, just a little too much perhaps. My boy and I are already thinking about the organic heirloom tomatoes that we buy at our local weekly artist and farmer's market, and they won't even be available for another couple of months. We go to the market almost every Sunday in July and August for these. While there we imbibe in a fresh local beer and pick up a bottled Coke with real sugar (no corn syrup, thank you) from the Mexican food stand to enjoy later in the day. I love our summer Sundays. We often lunch on what I consider to be a southern (U.S.) delicacy: the Tomato Sandwich. Toast some good wheat bread, slice up a ripe non-refrigerated tomato, add a little mayonnaise, salt, and pepper and you have the perfect summer sandwich. I like to add a sprinkling of oregano to mine, although a true southern belle would shun me for that. (photo via sheknows.com)
Watching the night sky. The vast darkness and the twinkling of the zillions of stars and the steady glow of Mars and Venus can captivate me for hours. I love to look for shooting stars and play the "did you see it?" game with The Boy. And of course, if you're watching the night sky from a deserted beach or quiet island, all the better. (photo via theerrantaesthete.com)
Butterflies. (photo via mo.gov)
The luxury of sleeping in on a weekend (or even better a weekday) with the window open, listening to the rain as I drift in and out in that place between asleep and awake. On these very rare mornings I actually feel relaxed... (photo source forgotten - sorry!)
Minor League Baseball. I haven't been to a game yet this year and I'm craving it! (photo via flickr)
A spring, summer, or autumn evening on the patio or deck with My Boy, my two pups, and a few beers. We talk politics and brainstorm about project ideas and we talk of dreams for the future (both completely unattainable and those possibly within reach), while we stare out at the garden and the birds. Our yard draws quite an array of birds, even a few species that are not commonly seen in my area anymore. I just love watching the Bluebird pair and the Oriole pair that have returned this year. They like to hang out in the woods behind my house.
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Really, I tag ALL of my readers because I'd love to see what little things make you happy!