Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tulips and Simplicity

May 1st and the sun was shining in Seattle today! On day's like today, I am pretty convinced I live in the most beautiful place in the world.

It was the final day of the Tulip Festival and we headed up north a little to view the flowers. Oh My, they did not disappoint, what beautiful fields of colour met us, and the snow capped mountains made the perfect backdrop.

We headed to lunch on the waterfront in La Conner after this and sat back, drank a glass of wine and soaked up the sun. Then over to the campsite, where we spent the afternoon laying on the lawn with a view of the water, reading, snoozing soaking up a little more sun. I think the temps were in the high 60's today but I managed to get a little sun burnt, and it feels great!!

It felt good to have some time away with Jeremy. Even if just for the day. A space to reconnect away from the noise of everyday life. Time to talk, time to not say anything, time to just be together.

Church this morning was about simplifying our lives and making room for what's important. I guess that was confirmation even if I didn't ask for it, that my personal journey to simplify is on the right track; to get rid of distraction, shed what is not important and thrive in the midst of the things I value, the things that bring intimacy and hope.

Here are just a few pics from the fields. Simply beautiful.

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