A Simple Place

posted by Sharon April 22, 2014 24 Comments
Mission Trails

Where do you go when you need life to be more simple? It could be a room in your house, a nearby park or woods, or if you have young children, it could be your bathroom with the door shut for a few minutes of alone time. I have a place just a few minutes’ drive from my home. This little grove of old trees and scattered boulders is a quiet oasis. The dappled sunlight, the nearby river rustling, the floor of softened leaves are all simple pleasures.

The rocks form a natural chair. People wander by and take a seat, rest a while, then continue on with their explorations.

When I’m in here, I feel like the trees are bending over me, protecting me, shutting out the business of city life. I see the world through the frame of these stately, twisted, curving boughs.

How about you? Have you found a simple sanctuary lately?

Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. The first and last photos are edited with Kim Klassen’s texture Happy Heart. The theme this week at Texture Tuesday is “Simple.”

 

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24 Comments

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Elizabeth April 22, 2014 at 5:04 am

The simple prompt was a fun one to figure out. I like your “simple place”. I’m right next to you this week!

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prairiejill April 22, 2014 at 5:11 am

Oh, what a beautiful place! I’d love to spend some time strolling there.

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Carmel April 22, 2014 at 6:36 am

Such a wonderfully magical place to hide out in.

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Barbara April 22, 2014 at 8:19 am

What a wonderful place to be. I love the magic you’ve added to this picture!

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Thoughts from the Desktop April 22, 2014 at 10:08 am

A perfect thinking spot it’s a magical spot.

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FlowerLady Lorraine April 22, 2014 at 10:45 am

Such a lovely, peaceful place. I could almost feel being there with you.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

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dalettre April 22, 2014 at 11:34 am

Looks like the type of place we’d love to explore!

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin April 22, 2014 at 11:43 am

Beautiful! I would love to explore that sanctuary!

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Ramona April 22, 2014 at 11:53 am

What a gorgeous place, WOW!!!! <3

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jeanne stone April 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SPACE THIS IS, AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS FOR ALL OF US TO HAVE A SPACE LIKE THIS, AND TO USE IT ON A REGULAR BASIS!

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Donna April 22, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Looks like nature’s sanctuary. Simple and quiet and beautiful. Your pictures remind me to go outside today and feel the sun on my face.

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Barb Brookbank April 22, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Looks like a fabulous place to rest and reflect. Great images!

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abrianna April 22, 2014 at 4:55 pm

I like the second to last shot best. Nice framing of that shot.

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Earl April 22, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Wonderful. What a beautiful oasis you have found. The simple pleasure of being under the trees listening to the wind and the water. My, oh my.

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Caz Sultz April 22, 2014 at 11:24 pm

What a beautiful place, so peaceful and tranquil. ! Lovely photos !

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Pieni Lintu April 23, 2014 at 9:02 am

Oh, looks very relaxing place!!!

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barbara April 23, 2014 at 1:49 pm

so relaxing! i must limit myself to the bathroom with the door shut!

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Buckeroomama April 23, 2014 at 2:51 pm

So peaceful… I keep going to that third-from-the-last photo –I love it!

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kim April 23, 2014 at 4:29 pm

These branches are fabulous! Looks like a wonderful place to pull back!

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Ida P. Krause April 24, 2014 at 3:54 am

Wow that is a wonderful place to visit, meditate, pray and just soak in the beauty. Loved those rocks and how they formed natural benches. No wonder you enjoy spending time here.

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Jade @ Tasting Grace April 24, 2014 at 6:57 am

You sure do have a talent for finding all the magical places!

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a spirit of simplicity April 25, 2014 at 9:56 am

What a pretty spot. I like the dappled light and the arch of the branches. It looks so pretty with leaves…it’s still rather cold here and the tree outside our kitchen window is just starting to blossom.

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Anne@GritandGiggles April 26, 2014 at 2:22 am

I am so glad you showed this and it looks like a perfect sanctuary, a place to enjoy, peace, quiet and the beauty of nature. I love to spend time taking photos in nature for my time out.

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Peabea April 27, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Oh, I love the look of your Simple place. There is a park with a place similar that I enjoy visiting, but I usually take my grandson along. He loves the walk with me and we explore nature as well. Lovely photos you’re sharing. 🙂

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