Wednesday, May 27, 2009

7 things I love

I've been lucky enough to receive a few blog awards recently. The Honest Scrap award from Zen Dot Studio. The Lemonade Stand award from Zen Dot Studio (geez two, woo-hoo, thanks Zen!) and also from Jane of Scrappy Gram. And the Kreativ Blogger award from Nicole of Bits of Toffee. Thanks ever so much guys! Blog awards are strange things. It's so flattering to know that people like my blog enough to give me awards, but they also make me uncomfortable because I have great difficulty choosing blogs to pass them along to. It's so hard! There are so many blogs that I love for different reasons and to narrow it down to a mere 5, 7, 10 (or whatever number the particular award specifies) I find impossible. So may I please please please be excused from following through on that part? I'm also not good at compiling those lists associated with the awards (I really am a hopeless case of an award recipient!) but I will at least follow through on one of them. I've chosen the '7 things you love' list because I really enjoyed the way Nicole compiled her lovely list using photos. I thought that would be a fun way to go, so I hope you don't mind me stealing your great idea Nicole. Again, thanks so much for the awards. And I do sincerely apologise for not playing by the rules. xo

Seven loves in no particular order. I have many other loves but some are much trickier to photograph...


Fudge is a weakness of mine. One of many. This I purchased from the City Farmers Markets


Coffee I love in absurd amounts. I've posted this photo previously but I liked it so I'm posting it again


My sweet dog Sophie. What is not so sweet is her regular refusal to budge from the bed...


Music! Especially in the form of pretty designed mix-CDs made for me by kind friends


I rarely take pics of flowers but I adore our native Aussie Rosella flowers. And I adore Rosella jam too!


Oh how I love blue skies! Photo taken last Friday. Blue skies have been a rarity here since


Simplifying. It's enabled me to focus more clearly on things that are most important to me

"Our lives are frittered away by detail; simplify, simplify"Henry David Thoreau

38 comments:

Emily said...

Hello from a fellow POE team member! What a beautiful blog you have! I'm in love with the rosella photo!

Bentley's Photoblog said...

Congratulations on the awards! I enjoyed your list of loves. I only wish the list was longer! Amazing photos! Your Sophie dog is so cute!

Brandi said...

I enjoyed reading (and viewing) your list of loves. I think life is better when we stop to think of the things we enjoy!
Congrats again on your awards!
See you Sunday!

Shannon said...

Ah... BLUE skies.. my favorite! I need to learn to simplify my life! I constantly make choices that make it more complicated, rather than simple!

bARE-eYED sUN said...

thank you, this was an uplifting yet SIMPLE post. a lot of joy in the reading of it.

..
.ero

Sarah said...

I know just what you mean about awards! I have had a couple and did feel very flattered but the worry of choosing and then waiting for a response from the chosen ones and then hoping that the unchosen ones would not mind...!
Love your list though so glad you followed through on that part. Your dog looks so sweet. My cats do that and in fact I can see them wishing I would go away or at least be quiet so they can get SOME SLEEP!

Cat Ludwig Studio said...

Wonderful list and beautiful photos! How creative of you. It is fun getting to know another poe:)

Sam said...

Lovely loves! I can't argue with any of them!

Maggie May said...

I love that Thoreau quote :)

Jane ... said...

Yep, of course you're excused, Tracy! Fab idea for your seven loves--I lean toward loving your Sophie and the rosella bloom the best! Happy blue sky days!

art ache said...

I love your love list! Beautiful images! Congrats on your awards and may the days that follow be filled with blue skies for you! Great HDT quote. Hello to sweet sleepy Sophie!

Chris said...

Ha ha Sophie looks awesome and I can't blame her....I don't like getting out of bed either:)

Nicole said...

Love your post Tracy, would love to try that fudge too - with the coffee of course :) Sophie looks so cozy nestled in..makes me want to go back to bed!

Margaret Gosden said...

Looks like cupachino, which I love. I like simple, too. 'Multim In Parvo' (much in little) by Carl Zigrosser is a very short essay on the subject, written for printmakers. You might find that an inspiration.

Victoria said...

Congratulations on all of your well deserved awards! I love your post and all the things that you love. Sophie, looks like a true sweetie! I also love fudge and coffee and blue skies... and the Thoreau quote is wonderful! xo

PJ said...

Brilliant, Tracy. A real bang up job by adding the photos to the list. Are you sure Sophie isn't allowed on the bed as much as she wants? Maybe some puppy fux fudge treats?

M.Kate said...

Hello T, congrats on your long list of awards..and this wont be the end of it. I love your 7 list and I have been drinking way too much coffee nowadays, I avoided it for the longest time..but aha! it's never successful. cant be it - join it right. We hardly eat fudge so I would love to try that. Sophie's a gem...I don't have dogs but my kids wont budge from my bed too. tata for now :P

Sandrine said...

Bravo!! Love your post too, specially the simplicity...it is just so easy to get lost in details:)

twinklestarart said...

Congrats on your awards. I love your 7 favourite things... oh maybe just 6 of them. The photo of the coffee looks delicious but unfortunately I don't like the taste. I love the smell of it, so I really, really wished I liked the taste. Dam shame that!

Oh your photo of Sophie is adorable. It makes me want to give her a big fluffy, scruffy, woofy, boofy cuddle! I'm sure she'll probably bite me though, me being a complete stranger and all.

twinklestarart said...

Hey, got an idea! How about you give Sophie a big fluffy, scruffy, woofy, boofy cuddle for me. I'm sure she would like that very much :)

ARTISANNE said...

Well deserved awards for an excellent blog! LOVE your faves :0)

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Congrats to the awards & nice to know you better.

Love your 7 lovely things §:-))

Just peeping on my day-dreaming day.

Hugs----

picciolo said...

congrats on all the awards!! I love your photo list, and that blue sky looks gorgeous, I hope it comes back soon for you
: )

Bec said...

Oh I love your 7 things. All so special and worthy. Congrats on the awards - you really do write a spectacular blog :)
And I love that last quote. Will try to hang on to that one :)

sunnymama said...

Congratulations on your awards! What a great list of seven things and the pictures are lovely :)

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

No wonder I like you so much...we have all the same loves:D Except for that particular flower. Never seen that one before. It is lovely tho, I'm sure I could fall in love with it too. Thanks for sharing;) Congrats on all your awards!

Kisses to Sophie.

XUE said...

I love your post & I love that we became friends because of your posts!

Paz said...

Love your list. Sophie's so cute. I have to pick up my dog, literally, when she refuses to move. LOL!

Congrats on your award. Much deserved. You're the perfect award recipient.

Paz ;-)

Elizabeth said...

This is exactly the sort of photo essay I love.
So simple, true and lovely.
Well done.

Ali said...

Lovely post Harriet. Lovely pics too. I really like rooftops-and-sky images ...
and I'm jealous of the sweet Sophie languishing in bed :)

Chrisy said...

Really like what you've done with your awards...I too am no good at the award passing on thing..particularly like the last pic...we all need to be reminded of this...

Gina said...

Another coffee and fudge girl here..your's looks sooo good..just as well I just ate 2 pieces of rocky road with my coffee..Love your rosella flower..I can't say I've seen one before..but have tried the jam and loved it! Gx

Greyscale Territory said...

Congrats on the awards! Especially love how you received them! It can be quite daunting picking other bloggers, hoping to please and not offend! It is also exceedingly time-consuming. Your way is a total winner!

High Desert Diva said...

Wonderful post & photos.

Congrats on all your awards.

sarayutouched said...

you do have a great blog and congrats on your awards. it is hard following the rules, especially when you have been blessed with so many...but good for you for being honest!!!

love your fave pictures!!!

Karen from A`Musements said...

What a GORGEOUS photo of Miss Sophie! Budging from bed doesn't sound all that nice... I think you're too hard on our girl, or at least have your expectations for poochy pooch a little off kilter... maybe if you'd loosen up with the doggie buscuits, a gal could get interested in some walkies......
xoxo
Karen

parallel-botany said...

*pats Sophie on the head*

Great list and photos. If you put all of those things together, you've got the ideal experience:

Sitting under a blue sky, in a field of rosella, with Sophie by your side. You're listening to a favorite mixtape, enjoying a cuppa and some great fudge. Perfect simplicity!

Anonymous said...

Sweet blog, I had not come across heyharriet.blogspot.com before in my searches!
Carry on the great work!