Sunday, April 18, 2010

Simple pleasures


It was a beautiful day today, and in the afternoon, DS and I decided to go on a bike ride. We rode through the vines and little country roads, both very much enjoying the warm spring sunshine.

It was wonderful to see new and fresh green everywhere, and all those pretty little blossoms between rows of olive trees.

DS stopped to pick 'flowers' for mum

When we came back home, I arranged his offerings into little posies, and placed them in antique french bistro glasses in my kitchen.

They may only be little wildflowers and weeds, and may not last long, but the joie de vivre that came with them, puts them on the top of my list of most cherished bouquets.

Wishing everyone a great week ahead!

MaiTai xx

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures and beautiful bouquets straight from the heart, which are always the best kind.

    That picture of DS with his nose buried in those blooms is so sweet. I'm sure he was deciding if they smelled good enough to present to Mom.

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  2. And your words are just as warm and beautiful, dear Jerrine. The description of DS's pic is melting my heart! x

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  3. Dear MaiTai

    How I know what you mean and how you felt when your little boy gave you the flowers...Those are some of the moments who make life worth living.

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  4. Beautifully said, dear Manuela, and yes, these are truly golden moments <3

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  5. So sweet of DS! And the flowers are just beautiful =)

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  6. T, I'll bet your heart just melted when DS gave you those flowers - he must know he has the coolest mum in the world :) Joanne

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  7. How beautiful! Your description alone of the flowers from your dear son shows what a treasure he is to you, and then the picture of his bouquet and inspecitng the floral scent - oh don't you just wish you could press the "pause" button on this time?

    Thank you for sharing such a heart-felt moment. It's true, joie de vivre is found in such treasures.

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  8. Thank you, dear DD <3

    My heart melted indeed, dear Joanne. Hope he'll make a terrific husband one day!

    I do wish there would be a pause button, dear MiaT, or at least a slow motion one. Not for him, but for me!

    Have a great week ahead, ladies! xx

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  9. Gorgeous, and what a great son you have x

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  10. So beautiful. I have a necklace made of play dough made by DS #2, it strangely resembles the jojoba H necklace btw, and it was made in total secrecy with so much application and heart that it will remain forever my favourite piece of jewellery. Ready to leave behind Van Cleef et al. if necessary but not that one because I will always see the pride and the joy in his face when he gave it to me.
    C'est l'essence même du bonheur, you have just captured a little moment suspended in time, so simple and yet so powerful, those we all live for.

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  11. Thanks for sharing pics from your day out with DS. Such wonderful moments like this give joie de vivre it's true meaning.

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  12. They will last forever, MaiTai, in your beautiful
    photos and in your heart! What a loving DS you have,
    but I am not surprised - this picture made my day!

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  13. Chiming in on the compliments regarding DS. What a cutie - but of course with you as his mom, how else was he supposed to turn out?! He'll definitly make a great husband some day - it will just be very hard work to find a woman even slightly comparable to you! Thank you so much for the pics, they are not only beautiful, but also brought back some childhood memories. <3, HM.

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  14. Wonderful to see! It's still cold here and no fresh green or flowers yet - so I appreciate to look at yours!

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  15. In that delicate place, wove from our memories and emotions, the beauty and scent of the humble wildflowers you put in your kitchen... will last forever

    Many thanks

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  16. Hi MT,we had beautiful sunshine and warm weather on Sunday too. Just picture perfect like yours. Love your update and glad to see that you're finally having sunshine after a long weather....

    MU on the purse forum.

    Chkpf

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  17. What a glorious day you had! I'm especially happy you had blue skies not grey and trust it stays that way. Thank you for sharing your simple, but exquisite, pleasures. I feel such joy in sharing them w you and your DS.

    Maisie xox

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  18. So beautiful! Your "simple pleasures" reminds us what is truly important in life. How much it touched me to see your sweet DS picking nature's beauties for his beautiful dear Mom - thank you for sharing this special moment. One can see from many posts what a devoted, loving mother you are! I'm sure he will be an amazing husband one day - he's raised with so much love <3

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  19. Lovely spring pictures, MaiTai - simple pleasures are really the best pleasures!

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  20. I know I'm late to chime in but I just wanted to say: What sweet pictures! Especially the one of DS. I can only imagine the joy such a gesture must have brought to your heart.

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  21. She Wore It Well, SMR, ABG, Valencia, bonbon834. hair-mess, Holsby, cecilia, gtwdell, Maisie, JTandIS, sushi queen and booksnchocolate ~ many thanks for leaving your comments.
    Your beautiful thoughts and sentiments on the subject of simple pleasures have been very touching, and I very much enjoy our dialoge/exchange here. Thank you all for sharing, you are the best <3

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