empty sunlit rooms, upstairs indoor
silences, attics explored in solitude,
distant noises of gurgling citerns and
pipes, and the noise of wind under
the tiles. Also of endless books."
I am learning to enjoy little things - small things that happen everyday instead of the long anticipation of large experiences. I think I'm happier that way taking pleasure in the blessings that are apparent and often unacknowledged. I love the sunshine today that has been broken by the odd cloud cover. The sudden rain that was over soon after the first clap of thunder. I love that yesterday was spent with my family doing the things we love to do. I love the light in my room in the early morning. I love the taste of a soft boiled egg in an egg cup. I love a new book.
I am reading three new books right now and I wanted to share them with you one at a time. The first is a new decorating book by Tricia Guild that unexpectedly caught my eye. It is full of color and beautiful photography. I love the way she combines patterns and textures, old and new things, and the atmosphere of abundance that her rooms have. Some of the photos in her book are intentionally unfocussed and misty and the effect is so incredibly beautiful. I know you will like some of the pictures! I have paired my favourite pages with brightly colored things to inspire you. Enjoy and have a lovely sunday!
What's It Wednesday