Simple Pleasures: Flowers, Bicylces, and Books

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
~Emma Goldman

(I am SO ready for Spring.)

 Earth laughs in flowers.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bluebird Bicycle.
This made me smile,
it must be such a delight to take out for a spin.

Tulips again, from a friend.

 My thought window.

Bicycles mingle in Cambridge.

Flowers cascade on a gate in Ireland.
They seem to bring romance to the most unlikely places.

near Denny Abbey

What's better than  a warm breeze tickling your face? Or sunshine pouring through the window, spilling streams of light across the floor. The scent of flowers wafting through the air, or the visual intensity of a sky so blue you have to stop and stare?

Come on spring. I'm ready.

But before you turn in your nights reading by the fire, this is an absolute must read:


I loved every single page. I couldn't put it down. I was never confused--I mean, read the title. The movie was disappointing for me, but that's the case most of the time with books turned to movies. Try it out.  Fair warning-This is not for the faint of heart, there are some startling sequences in here.

xoxo -Natalie


  1. I second the I looooooove that book! :) It is so romantic and just well awesome!

  2. By the way thank you for your sweet comments and also I haven't updated my Flickr as much as I should. I keep saying I will get to it but never do. :( Maybe this next month. LOL! :)


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