Saturday, 14 May 2011

Stand Up And Take Notice... It's Beautiful...

It's Saturday morning up here at the farm and I'm sitting in bed writing what should be my new book, but instead it's a note to you guys on what's going on outside my window... You see, right outside the window the sun is coming up over the hills beyond, and deep down in the valley below is a thick blanket of winter mist. It's such a beautiful sight that I can't quite keep my eyes off it... Needless to say, not many words are being invested in book writing this morning! But it's worth it... For me, the little moments like these, the ones where you take a peek outside your internal mind and step into the world beyond for a second, allows us the opportunity to see... To see the beauty of the world around us. It's sounds a little warm and fuzzy for a Saturday but I'm a big believer in the power of beautiful things - whether it's your time worn favourite handbag, a sweet smelling candle straight out of the box, a fresh notebook, with crisp white pages, just waiting for your words to be laid down upon it or the beauty of the world around us.  This morning the beauty outside my window is enough to fill me up with joy for days... And I love it. Along with my very warm bed I'm in Saturday morning heaven...


P.s As I can't quite get myself out of my very warm bed to take a snap of the beautiful view and so instead I'm sharing this chilly pic from our trip to Europe at Christmas. This pic was taken at Versaille - one of the most beautiful places on earth...

4 comments:

Andrea said...

Yes, bed is definately the place to be this morning - it is freezing. I hear the highlands are getting snow already! My favorite time of year, crisp autumn days, a few scattered leaves, a bit of autumnal bluster, bright sunshine....

Cathy Louise said...

Oh Shannon, I totally understand..I have those moments all the time lately. For me growing up in a very simple life taught me that the details of our days are so important. Thank you for this post I can't wait for your book you are an inspiration to me...The day you were here in my little cottage was one of those lovely moments in time....:) xx c

Cornflakes and Honey said...

Looks so beautiful. I'm finding it so hard to leave bed too at the moment, we are really having a cold snap this May!

Emma Burgess said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the morning. Can't wait to read your new book too. Emma.