Monday, April 20, 2009

Simple Things That Make Me Happy

As many of you know, I have been in a little bit of a funk lately. I'm out of it now thankfully, but it got me thinking about the simple things I do almost every day that make me smile. Here is the most recent.

When I first moved into my house, I immediately tore out all of the iceplant on the hillside in front of my house, and replanted it in a Tuscan/ Califonia themed, water conscious garden. I chose every plant myself for its shape, color, smell etc. It occupied me for months. I spent special attention choosing the rosebushes that line my stairs. The one that is on the landing was the hardest. It took me forever to find it, but when I finally did, it was chosen for not only the color of the flowers, but the smell of the roses. (Yep, I can get obsessed that way.) As I walk down those stairs everyday, before my first cup of coffee, I stop and smell the roses and I smile. It is a simple act, but it connects me. It grounds me in a fundamental way.

The best smelling roses ever.

The other roses along the stairwell.


Anonymous said...

So pretty! I especially love the pink and yellow combo flower!


JaxMom said...

downside of cyberspace - no smells!

Jeanne said...

Is that sweet smelling rose a Margaret Merrill? I have one of those, and you can smell it from six feet away. It's delicious!

Lisa said...

No idea, what the sweet smelling rose is anymore. I'll check back through my records and let you know.