sweet simplicity

sweet simplicity


Even the slowest paced Spring Break still means a total upheaval of any kind of structured, predictable daily routine and I am a routine kinda gal so it can be challenging. Alas, it’s Monday again (deep cleansing breath) and I am giddy to get back into the swing of things. We had a perfectly wonderful holiday week but today I will revel in my glorious alone time. Quiet, still and simple.

Something tells me you’ve got many Spring and/or Easter inspired photos to share so let’s see the glory of your life in your best shot today.

  • natalie
    Posted at 11:45h, 13 April Reply

    I enjoy reading your feelings about Spring Break. As a teacher, I LIVE for the breaks so I get much needed quality time with my little girl! I love hearing a parent’s point of view.

    My image this week is all about a little girl’s attention being captured.

  • tracy
    Posted at 12:14h, 13 April Reply

    despite being a happy homeschooler… i do envy you a little. enjoy your time. for this best shot i’ve got a few of myeaster treats….

  • Sarah
    Posted at 12:24h, 13 April Reply

    Great shot! here is my little girl, all happy because we are about to go Easter Egg hunting…

  • Amy Jo
    Posted at 12:56h, 13 April Reply

    Sometime the simplest things can bring such joy. I try and spend a few minutes every day looking at my sprouts and seedlings. Watching them grow, as slow as it seems to be going, amazes me. Nice shot. Enjoy your peace and quiet.

    Here are some shots from our lovely Easter vacation.

  • beth
    Posted at 12:58h, 13 April Reply

    I do have photos….and as soon as I stop surfing my favorite blogs, I’ll start posting on mine…..hee hee !!!….but seriously, this is my favorite way to start a monday….slow and easy.

  • MelodyA.
    Posted at 13:03h, 13 April Reply

    Breaks are always great but they are always so much more appreciated once you get back to normal. Lovely lovely shot.

    My Best Shot

  • megan
    Posted at 13:44h, 13 April Reply

    spring break seems so long ago for us (sigh), but i’m glad yours was nice :).

    easter loot

  • Meg
    Posted at 13:53h, 13 April Reply

    My best shot was an easy choice for today

    true love

  • Joanna
    Posted at 14:06h, 13 April Reply

    I love the sweet simplicity of your shot.


  • carrie
    Posted at 14:53h, 13 April Reply

    I am in the same sweet, simple position today. That shot is perfect.

    I’m off to start the day and week with a deep breath and a little hope.

  • crunchy domestic goddess (amy)
    Posted at 15:05h, 13 April Reply

    Glad to hear you had a relaxing break, but I hear ya on wanting to get back into the routine again. And you guessed it – my best shot is definitely Easter-related. It’s the results of my natural Easter egg dyes.

  • Liv
    Posted at 15:08h, 13 April Reply

    I love those weathered clothes pins – gorgeous. There is very little green here…we’re still waiting for spring to sprout, though there are more and more signs each day. I think the little bird I captured says it all…

  • Jen
    Posted at 15:31h, 13 April Reply

    I do love the simplicity of your shot.

    Here’s mine:
    Willing Subject

  • Maggie
    Posted at 15:42h, 13 April Reply

    Breaks are fun, but I agree, sometimes there is something just as great about getting back to routines. I love those old, weathered clothespins — so lovely!

    My best shot is from Easter, but it’s not about bunnies or eggs!

  • Hayley
    Posted at 15:45h, 13 April Reply

    Your posts always make me slow down and prepare for the best! Thank you for that. I share with you the glory of my life in the simple, subtle smile of my teenage daughter. Sometimes these are few and far between…she is a teenager after all. Check it out at http://www.whenigrow.blogspot.com.

  • leaca
    Posted at 15:50h, 13 April Reply

    We are still working on getting spring but I had a collaboration this week that I had to share as my BSM.

  • Dawn
    Posted at 16:30h, 13 April Reply

    Wishing you a lovely week~

    We had a great week as well and with the visit of some friends from Indiana I saw a whole new side to my daughter!

    My Best Shot: Elena and Her Little Shadow

  • Sarah
    Posted at 16:38h, 13 April Reply

    Love the picture of the clothespins! Here is my best shot: http://wisefam.blogspot.com/2009/04/easter.html
    Sorry, you have to put up with the rest of my easter pics, but the BSM is the first picture. My little boy, mid-sentence, telling me how he didn’t want his picture taken! Also, this may be a stupid question, but how in the world do I link to my site in the comment instead of copying and pasting the url?

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 16:38h, 13 April Reply

    Very sweet Shot Tracey. Click on my name to go to my best shot monday. It was a easter week!

  • Wanda
    Posted at 16:56h, 13 April Reply

    Here’s my Easter pastel. Have a great re-entry to your routine.

  • Mandy
    Posted at 16:59h, 13 April Reply

    I’m enjoying a nice quiet Monday as well (the girls are still asleep after a busy weekend). We really enjoyed a visit with my brother and his fiance this weekend, although it involved a trip to ER for my brother……

    A Lovely Easter

  • killlashandra
    Posted at 17:17h, 13 April Reply

    Spring break is so full of comings and goings of the older kids that I too look forward to them returning to school. Even with working full time when they’re home full time it seems like they’re calling me every hour asking about this or that.

    I’d like to say we had beautiful springtime weather for Easter, but alas no. Windy and over cast with scattered rains and even snow in the higher elevation. Spring has certainly turned into a time of chaotic weather patterns that’s for sure. However Saturday we still braved the outdoors to give the horses some treats.

  • melody is slurping life
    Posted at 17:52h, 13 April Reply

    The routine simplicity implied by this image is somehow meditative. My husband had spring brake last week, and as a homeschool family it meant a drop of routine and a bit of wildness. But my image is quite the opposite of wild…

    Peace Train

  • Suz Broughton
    Posted at 17:57h, 13 April Reply

    Happy Best Shot Monday!

    I can’t believe how well the theme this week–sweet simplicity–fits with the picture I had chosen! Sweet Serendipity!

    Thanks for hosting us, Tracey!

  • Maegan
    Posted at 18:16h, 13 April Reply

    Mmmm…I do have a thing for clothespins!

    I cannot decide between these two for my sweet shot:


    Have a great Monday!

  • Puna
    Posted at 18:23h, 13 April Reply

    First time on Best Shot Monday. Thank you Tracy! You are an inspiration for a novice photographer.

    Spring break is over tomorrow…can’t say I’m too upset:)

  • golightly
    Posted at 19:20h, 13 April Reply

    Lovey. We actually have another week of being off-schedule – but I still have things to get done. sigh.
    Here is our simple weekend.

  • golightly
    Posted at 19:20h, 13 April Reply

    I meant Lovely.

  • Alicia
    Posted at 21:08h, 13 April Reply
  • Farmer Gal
    Posted at 01:11h, 14 April Reply

    I’m late today! (But that’s better than last week when I didn’t manage to post a picture at all!)

    My ‘best shot’ this week was my feeble attempt at getting a perfectly posed picture of my babies for Easter.

    Yeah, right!

  • Cara
    Posted at 02:02h, 14 April Reply

    I love the shot. Happy Monday!
    Here is my best shot, I just simply could not get them to cooperate.

  • Shelly @ Aperture of My Eye
    Posted at 02:20h, 14 April Reply

    Great shot, Tracey! Here is a shot of my little girl enjoying picking dandelions at our local park for this week’s Best Shot Monday

  • Life in Eden
    Posted at 04:35h, 14 April Reply

    My sweet shot was taken on Easter, but not really Easter-related. We took a little hike at Pt. Dume on the coast. The water was this incredible teal blue. http://www.flickr.com/photos/32837589@N07/3440809144/

  • Chris
    Posted at 05:18h, 14 April Reply

    I had a fantastic week! And these two cuties made it even better! http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeroldssis/3435597327/

  • Berta
    Posted at 05:56h, 14 April Reply

    Our Easter celebration consisted of some ‘not so traditional’ activities! Come see!

  • Kelly
    Posted at 14:14h, 14 April Reply

    I missed Monday, but maybe I can leave one on Tuesday? This one was an instant fave from my Saturday wedding shoot.

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