Thursday, August 23, 2012

IS IT LIVING SIMPLY.....OR SIMPLY LIVING?.............



When one travels in a motor home across this wonderful country of ours....it is necessary to simplify one's lifestyle.
It is impossible to bring all your "stuff" along.

So....I find myself paying more attention to all the beauty that surrounds me on a daily basis.


Driving through a new little town with flower baskets awaiting us.....on every corner.. with a cigar store Indian thrown in for a smile.


Looking out my window and seeing all the magnificent trees in the little park that we have stopped over for our night's stay.


Visiting with friends in Colorado and having tea outside in their rainforest of a garden


Having peonies on my counter in the motor home


Seeing autumn's wonders as we drive along the highway


Watching the sky.....just before a storm


Seeing a huge pink dinosaur on the main highway.....makes me think of my wonderful grandson at home..


Looking up through the sky light in my shower on the motor home..and seeing this glorious tree framed overhead


And finally......arriving at our home in Montana where I find pleasure in..
fresh roses in my bathroom and a deep bathtub full of hot water to nourish my soul..



Each of these simple pleasures are to be had for free.....and are just waiting for one's eye to see.......You don't really need a lot of "stuff" to make your life beautiful.....at least that is what I believe.....

Have a beautiful day sweet friends.....

Hugs from here,

Jo
http://amostbeautifullife.blogspot.com
First photo:  Kim Klassen

24 comments:

  1. I see beauty all around us as we travel but not like you do. So refreshing to read your posts and help me work on looking at our world from a different perspective.

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  2. Jo...as always your photos are so beautiful! Love those trees with their beautiful blooms. I agree that all we must do is open our eyes to experience the simplicity that surrounds us. Welcome home...big hugs, xoxo Be sure to stop by the new site (don't ask...long and frustrating story)

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  3. What a beautiful and loving post! It is best to see all the beauty around us to live life fully. :)

    Hugs,

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  4. Beautiful photos. I took me many years to learn to appreciate the simple things in life, but I finally do!

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  5. There's nothing like a nice, long soak in a tub, is there?

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  6. I'm in love with the photos you took across all the land, the trees are absolutely gorgeous.

    -Irwin Zinkin
    Shower Doors Nassau County

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  7. such in beautiful post in every way!

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  8. It may be the simple things, but your editing is extraordinary......wish I could do that! Beautiful!!!

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  9. I so agree with you...all we have to do is look around us!! Lovely pictures. Welcome home!

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. Hi Jo!! Beautiful pictures!! and true wealth is the simplicity that surrounds us every day... we just need to notice it...Thanks for sharing!!

    XO

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  11. Absolutely beautiful photos. Your vacation is looking like a grand adventure. Enjoy your time in Montana.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  12. Beautiful photos of a beautiful place. xo

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  13. J0-What a great post- this is something we will be doing in the future. I am a tad worried about the disconnecting aspect of it all- but I do love to travel so I sure it will be a pretty easy adjustment. There are some beautiful photos here- xo Diana

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  14. Your HOME in Montana...do you have a cabing there or something. I thought you just stayed in your motor home there???
    All these photos were so beautiful, and you are 100% correct in the fact that there is soooo much beauty around us, we do no need to "gather stuff". Just enjoy all the little things along the way.
    ha ha...gotta love Vernal

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  15. lush beauty natures best, gorgeous landscapes.

    thank you.

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  16. Thank you, Jo, for the reminder. Sometimes we get caught up and don't take the time to see.

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  17. We keep looking at mobile homes as we would love to travel around Europe but we are really just dreaming as we cannot afford one! Beautiful photos. Diane

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  18. So very true! I would much rather enjoy what nature has to offer rather than be bogged down with stuff. Best wishes to you, Tammy

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  19. There is something wonderful about having fresh flowers in your personal space. Whether it is a garden of your very own or some fresh cut blossoms to adorn your room...

    the fragrance, the colours and the velvet texture of the petals always
    makes me smile.

    Thank you for sharing the pictures of al the different trees.
    They are magnificent.

    Have a happy weekend filled with love, happiness and wonder.
    hugs and blessings Sharon

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  20. What a gorgeous post...it is amazing when one really "sees", isn't it?
    Beautiful photos!
    Thank you so much for stopping by my place...
    Blessings,
    - Irina

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  21. what a beautiful post! its good to be reminded of the little things sometimes.

    Leanne x
    talesofsimpledays.blogspot.com

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  22. Jo,

    It sounds like you are noruishing all of your senses, and your heart, mind, and spirit~ Sounds exactly like what I need right now.

    Once I began to pare down my belongings, I saw what I'd been overlooking and discovered that simplicity is truly more significant!!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  23. Jo, This is BEAUTIFUL! I'm so glad you stopped over at Quirky Vistas and followed. That's how I found you. What a wonderful opportunity to travel around in a motor home and see such sweet sights. I'm following you now. Don't want to miss a thing. It's a good thing there's tropical storm passing by today, (in one sense anyway) because that means I have time to go back and read some of your other posts! Nice.
    Liz

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  24. Hi Jo, Thank you so much for your lovely visit and for following and joining in our Giveaway.

    Your photos are fantastic especially the sky before the storm over those incredible autumnal colours.

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