A Simple Kind of Wonderful

Everything is beautiful in its time Ecclesiastes 3:11

Life get’s all sorts of complicated doesn’t it.

Even with our best efforts, complications and chaos are business as usual more often than not. Yet they have a way of revealing what’s really important. They have a way of showing us how very little in the end we really control. We feel our smallness. We reach to God.

I’ve had a few of late – you too I’m sure – but through it I’ve noticed how much I’ve appreciated and enjoyed the simple and good things around me.  See springs been turning on the charm despite me, revealing it’s treasures without me doing anything. The ground has burst on open with life and I have done none of it – it’s all a gift that too often I  rush past.

A drive through the country – always beautiful but I wasn’t expecting this.

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www.waterintowineblog.comThe canola blooms on mass layering  the fields in the most amazing vibrant yellow.

Even my garden full of weeds is smiling, showing off her good side with bright red and yellow blooms that I don’t even remember planting.

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A new garden bed along the side of my house – new plants growing up and taking shape in a spot that’s only ever grown weeds.

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 But after much clearing and levelling (a while back) and lots of setting my iphone timer to twenty minutes it’s now on the civilised side of “getting there”.

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I’d have loved to say the kids and I had a beautiful time planning and building this little garden together but truly  they couldn’t have cared less.

But these got their attention.

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We bought this:

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But Ethan was dreaming of  this:

http://twomenandalittlefarm.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/inspiration-thursday-red-white-chicken.htmlA palatial barn red chicken coop with white detail. We compromised, bought a  tin of paint (even though I vowed in a recent post never to buy another tin of paint) and here’s how it turned out.

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www.waterintowineblog.comJust simple pleasures – – – but I’m a big fan of simple.

When life gets complicated simple can bring a measure of the peace and rest we are longing for  and help us sense His sweet and steady presence right with us.

All I know is that life is exponentially sweeter with grateful pauses, with rest, with the release that comes with being small and knowing the wild. Amber Haines

What are you enjoying at the moment. Does simple work for you?

Tracey xx

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13 thoughts on “A Simple Kind of Wonderful

    1. Thanks Janice. I have to admit my photography is more good luck than good management at the moment. I just experiment a lot and keep taking shots till I get a winner but it’s something I’m always trying to improve on. All my photos are taken on my iPhone 6 and none of them really did that Canola justice – it was the most intense yellow. That first photo was sourced from http://www.panoramio.com/user/4333514 for that very reason – it was more real to life in colour than mine. The blurred background on my photos is achieved by focusing in closely on a a single subject which then makes the background blurred.

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