Friday, March 19, 2010

Luxury is. . .


. . .working at home on the day my first iris opens.



. . .camellias planted by our home's former owner that have continued to bloom faithfully every year.



. . .knowing that the last of our winter crop of oranges is waiting to brighten a few more breakfasts.



. . .this view from my office on a sunshiney day.



. . .a swing arbor covered with star jasmine vines that fill my house with their heady fragrance.
( I wish we had "smell-o-blog" so I could share it with you. )


. . .a brand new bicycle that's all decked out in pretty springtime colors!

Luxury is having a few extra hours of daylight at the end of the work day. For swinging... or gardening... or orange picking... or biking... or whatever else tickles my fancy. Luxury is having such beautiful weather and the time to thoroughly enjoy it on this first fine weekend of spring.
I hope you have such luxuries in your life.

DON'T FORGET TO GO TO [THIS POST] TO ENTER MY 100th POST GIVEAWAY. YOU HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY. HAPPY WEEKEND !

13 comments:

Traci Giles said...

Tracy, your flowers are lovely! I'm celebrating camellias this year as well--our house had some planted here when we arrived, too. I just adore your new bike--Maybe I'll see you riding around Upland in this amazing weather!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

You got the bike!!!

Wonderful images and reminders.
Have a great weekend enjoying it all!

Simply Luxurious said...

What lovely luxuries that require little money and simply the ability to appreciate. (I love that bike!) Sounds like you had a wonderful day. =)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You have a great view from your office window, Tracy! I'm sure it just gets better as the season goes along. Love your bike, too!

SPLENDEROSA said...

Yes, you're so fortunate to have all this glory outside your window. I, too, enjoy so much the beautiful flowers blooming away for me. Soul food, isn't it? Bike is absolutely adorable! xx's Marsha

Kathysue said...

Your bike is so darling. I think I would even try riding that one!! It is wonderful to take the time to "Enjoy the Process" isn't it?! Happy weekend to you!!

Averill said...

Love your new bike!

Struggler said...

Yup, the bike is to die for!

pk @ Room Remix said...

OMG! I can't believe you got the bike! That's awesome! :-) Love your definition of luxury too - I would agree. Hope you're having a great weekend...

Melanie said...

That bike makes me happy!

Love Where You LIve said...

I am enjoying daylight saving time, too! Altho, my ground in Colorado is still frozen, so your beautiful Iris makes me really-really feverish. Hot for Spring, that is.

Love Where You LIve said...

p.s. love the bike!!!

sinnlighet said...

Your blog ..... it's amazing and soooo inspiring. Nice to find you!

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